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New Vaccine Could Slow Disease That Kills 600 Children a Day

Mar 22, 2017 - The New York Times

A new vaccine against a diarrheal disease that kills about 600 children a day worked well in a large trial in Africa and appears to be a practical way to protect millions of children, scientists said on Wednesday.

The new vaccine against rotavirus, the most common cause of death from diarrhea in children under age 5, is made by an Indian company and was tested in Niger by Doctors Without Borders.

The vaccine is expected to be as cheap as or cheaper than current alternatives. More imp...