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Australia has developed a vaccine for rotavirus infection in infants

Australia has developed a vaccine for rotavirus infection in infants

Australia has developed a vaccine for rotavirus infection in infants

Melbourne developed a vaccine that is designed to protect babies from the disease, which causes diarrhea and kills millions of children every year. It is about rotavirus.

In Australia children 6-8 weeks old vaccinated against rotavirus infection somewhere in 2007. However, the new vaccine will be administered earlier and protect children from the very first days of life, according to The Age. Also, the vaccine will protect against infection many children in developing countries, where birth they do not pay enough attention.

Head of the research group of Professor Julia Baynz Murdoch Childrens Research Institute stresses that the new vaccine is a contribution of Australian scientists to the world of childrens health.

Currently, researchers are gaining a test group of 20 children. They will be given the vaccine only once orally. If successful, the test in the next year will make it more extensive. They will be held in Indonesia and New Zealand. According to preliminary calculations, the vaccine may be on the market within the next five years.