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Rotavirus Vaccine Sparks Controversy in Poor Nations

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Rotavirus Vaccine Sparks Controversy in Poor Nations

Children's Health

Rotavirus Vaccine Sparks Controversy in Poor Nations

Rotavirus Vaccine Sparks Controversy in Poor Nations

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NPR's Joanne Silberner reports on the continuing controversy over a vaccine to prevent one of the leading killers of children in the so-called developing world, the rotavirus. The vaccine is currently too expensive for poor nations to afford, and the pharmaceutical companies developing the vaccine are insisting on more testing.