New Delhi: India has developed anindigenous vaccine against Rotavirus, the most common cause ofdiarrhoea in babies and young children and the product is inthe clinical trial stage.
"Out of the two indigenous Indian vaccines, one isdoing very well and is at an advanced stage of trials," hesaid. Katoch, who is also Director General of ICMR said, thetwo foreign companies are ready to market the vaccine, but acommittee has been formed to test the product`s efficacy andother strategies. The severe diarrhoea caused by this virus is oftenaccompanied by fever, vomiting and dehydration. It isextremely contagious and spreads easily through ordinaryperson-to-person contact. Bureau Report
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