India unveils low-cost diarrhoea vaccine

The disease causes kills 500,000 children each year


Indian scientists have presented the first low-cost vaccine against the deadly virus Rotavirus, which kills about 100,000 children in India, and half million children around the world each year.

Rotavirus, which causes dehydration and severe diarrhoea, is particularly threatening in Africa and Asia. According to the Indian government, the results presented are from Phase III clinical trails and it has achieved 56% efficacy rate.

The vaccine, called Rotavac, should be ready in 8-9 mo...


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