India develops new vaccine against diarrhoea

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Everyone’s heard of diarrhoea. Almost 100,000 children in India die every year of painful viral diarrhoea caused by the Rotavirus. Seemingly innocuous, these viruses that mainly affect children are a nightmare for every parent.

The Phase-III clinical trial of low cost Indian-made rotavirus vaccine Rotavac has demonstrated strong efficacy and excellent safety profile and if approved by the Drugs Controller General of India, it would be available at 1 USD per dose


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