Published on January 24, 2013 at 3:58 AM
"The plan by Serum Institute, which says it supplies vaccines used to immunize two out of three children worldwide, will 'revolutionize' efforts to eradicate polio ... , said Bruce Aylward, assistant director-general at the World Health Organization," Bloomberg writes, adding, "The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a key funder of the effort to exterminate the malady, has backed the proposal as oral drops, made of live virus, carry the risk of infection." The company plans to begin selling a vaccine for rotavirus in 2015 and a pneumococcal vaccine in 2016, the news service notes (Gokhale, 1/22).
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