This health video will focus on children who die or suffer from rotavirus, which can be avoided due a special vaccine.
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Jennifer: Being part of medical research doesn’t seem to excite 3 months old Alexis. Julie: It is her second dose. Jennifer: But it has her mom Julie very interested. Julie: Of doing and then keep her out of the hospital and keep her from get in sick. Jennifer: Alexis is a part of a study or a vaccine for Rotavirus. The leading cause of sever diarrea in children. Each year 3 million babies and preschoolers in the US get Rotavirus. 65,000 are hospitalized some even die. In 1999 a vaccine fro rotavirus was pulled of the market for causing a life threatening bowel problem in children. Pediatrician Russell Bain believes the problem has been fixed and a new vaccine is under study. Russell Bain: So far we can say that there is no association with for a very excited about the them has seen no major side effects on for this vaccine. Jennifer: Dr. Bain has a personal in this study at 2 years old his daughter Courtney contracted rotavirus and spends 4 days in the hospital. Russell Bain: It was a difficult situation so not only good ideas preach it but I actually I have gone through it and as a parent it’s frustrating. Jennifer: Today 10 year old Courtney is doing fine but her dad believes the vaccine could have spared for that hospital stay. He hopes it will help other children in the future. Russell Bain: That’s were all about were about saving lives and having some one suffer from disease. Jennifer: This is Jennifer Mathews reporting.