28 May 2013
Hand, foot and mouth disease: First vaccine
By James Gallagher
Health and science reporter, BBC News
|The infection causes a rash on the hands and||feet as well as mouth ulcers|
The first vaccine which protects children against hand, foot and mouth disease has been reported by scientists in China.
The infection causes a rash and painful blisters, but in some cases results in brain infections which can be fatal.
A trial involving 10,000 children, published in the Lancet, showed the vaccine was 90% effective against one virus which causes the disease.
It does not protect against other viruses that result in the disease. (...)
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