Rospotrebnadzor is developing a vaccine against rotavirus infection in children

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Rospotrebnadzor is developing a vaccine against rotavirus infection in children
Rospotrebnadzor is developing a vaccine against rotavirus infection in children
12 April, 10:25Society
In the near future, preclinical studies of a vaccine for the prevention of rotavirus infection in children will begin. The development is carried out by the Rostov Research Institute of Microbiology and Parasitology of Rospotrebnadzor.

The department indicated that the country has created “a collection of human rotavirus strains adapted to a transplantable cell culture line and the possibility of developing an inactivated vaccine preparation has been shown.” This favorably distinguishes the drug from a foreign analogue in terms of "safety and immunogenic activity". The development and production of a Russian vaccine is important both for import substitution and for export abroad.

It should be noted that the World Health Organization declares the need to introduce vaccinations against rotavirus infection in children in national calendars. It is this infection that occupies a leading place among diarrheal diseases in children. Currently, RotaTek and Rotarix are used for vaccination - both of these drugs are of foreign development.

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