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New Study Shifts Thinking About Risk Of Rare Bowel Blockage Linked To Rotavirus Vaccine

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October 15, 2001
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A study in The Lancet concludes that the risk of intussusception, a bowel obstruction, in infants vaccinated against severe rotavirus diarrhea was substantially lower than previous reports estimated. The new study is the first to examine the overall risk of intussusception in a large population during the nine-month time period when the vaccine, known as Rotashield, was in use.

October 11, 2001 -- A study in this week's issue of The Lancet concludes that the risk of intussusception, a bowel obstruction, in infants vaccinated against severe rotavirus diarrhea was substantially lower than previous reports estimated. The new study is the first to examine the overall risk of intussusception in a large population during the nine-month time period when the vaccine, known as Rotashield, was in use.


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NIH/National Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases. "New Study Shifts Thinking About Risk Of Rare Bowel Blockage Linked To Rotavirus Vaccine." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 15 October 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/10/011015055938.htm>.
NIH/National Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases. (2001, October 15). New Study Shifts Thinking About Risk Of Rare Bowel Blockage Linked To Rotavirus Vaccine. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 20, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/10/011015055938.htm
NIH/National Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases. "New Study Shifts Thinking About Risk Of Rare Bowel Blockage Linked To Rotavirus Vaccine." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/10/011015055938.htm (accessed April 20, 2014).

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