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Problems with rotavirus vaccines

In the countries where rotavirus is a major killer, the vaccine outcomes are not impressive.

Rotarix was studied in Bangladesh and the results were published in PLoS Medicine recently. According to a letter published in PLoS Comments there were more cases of children reporting diarrhoea among the vaccinated although the difference was not statistically significant. Jain and Mittal the authors of the comment requested “the authors to publish the data on non-rotavirus diarrhoea in children in the first and in the second year of life, presenting for medical care to the three treatment centers, from the vaccinated cluster and the unvaccinated cluster”. Although PLoS Medicine asks its authors to respond promptly to post publication peer review comments, there has been no response from the authors in the two months since the letter was published.
The efficacy of rotavirus vaccines is much lower in Asia at a mere 50% compared to 90% efficacy in the west. The latest studies quoted above seem to suggest that not only is efficacy against rotavirus infection low, the vaccine may be encouraging shifts in the viral strain and an increase in non-rotavirus diarrhoea.
Hopefully one of the vaccine defending bloggers has this all sorted out and someone will share the definitive science showing that the vaccines actually work and save lives.

This sort of problem is the reason that I keep asking for studies that look at overall outcomes--reduced hospitalizations for example--rather than studies that look ONLY at the particular sickness the vaccine is supposed to prevent.
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