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Nov 14, 2003

Nov 14, 2003

Study confirms role of food handling in spread of noroviruses

(CIDRAP News) – A study from the Netherlands confirms that food-handling practices play an important role in the spread of noroviruses (Norwalk viruses), which have been blamed for many outbreaks of intestinal illness on cruise ships and in institutions in recent years.

Mar 22, 2010

Mar 22, 2010

FDA urges clinicians to suspend use of GSK rotavirus vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today advised healthcare practitioners to temporarily stop using GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK's) Rotarix rotavirus vaccine while it investigates the presence of porcine circovirus 1 (PCV1) in the product, a finding that isn't currently thought to pose a safety risk.

Apr 21, 2010

Apr 21, 2010

WHO advisors stay course on H1N1 vaccine, Rotarix

(CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization's (WHO's) vaccine advisory group recently agreed to keep in place its guidance on pandemic H1N1 vaccines and discussed contamination issues related to the Rotarix rotovirus vaccine.

May 07, 2010

May 07, 2010

Second rotavirus vaccine found to contain porcine circovirus

(CIDRAP News) – Merck, the company that makes the most commonly given rotavirus vaccine in the United States, yesterday said it has detected very low levels of DNA from porcine circovirus (PCV) in its Rotateq vaccine, making it the second rotavirus vaccine found to contain PCV.


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