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    Rotavirus Vaccine May Protect Against Seizures

    Vaccinating children against the rotavirus, a common cause of vomiting and diarrhea in children, may further protect against the seizures also caused by the virus in some children. Rotavirus is a common virus that causes gastroenteritis inflammation of the stomach and intestines. Symptoms include severe watery diarrhea, vomiting, fever, and abdominal pain. Rotavirus is the […] More

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    CDC Urges Parents to Vaccinate Children Against Rotavirus

    A new study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that, since introducing the rotavirus vaccine in 2006, 65,000 fewer American children have been hospitalized. Rotavirus is a leading cause of severe diarrhea in infants and children. The CDC study found that 89 percent fewer rotavirus-based hospitalizations occurred in […] More