Experts meet in Mexico to discuss vaccine
Thursday, July 8, 2004 · Last updated 6:17 a.m. PT
By FIONA SMITH
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
MEXICO CITY -- The childhood illness Rotavirus kills more than 600,000 youngsters a year, some 100,000 more than previously believed, according to a study released in Mexico's capital Wednesday.
The report was made public as hundreds of scientists, public health experts, government officials and pharmaceutical representatives kicked off the three-day International Rotavirus Symposium.