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Rotavirus is a common cause of gastroenteritis in children, which can cause excessive diarrhea and vomiting, leading to dehydration, occasional hospitalization, and possible death. Immunization against rotavirus was originally available in the late 1990's, however it was shown to increase the risk of intussusception (twisted bowel). Medical health authorities are anticipating the global benefit that the vaccine will bring.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Taiwan News
About: Rotavirus vaccine development
Date: 28 November 2005
Source: Taiwan News
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