Jun 16, 2021, 8:22 PM
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Iran, India cooperate on producing Rotavirus vaccine

Tehran, June 16, IRNA – Two main vaccine producers of Iran and India agreed on Wednesday to cooperate on the transfer of technology and producing the Rotavirus vaccine in Iran.

The agreement was made during a webinar where the presidents of Iran’s Pasteur Institute and India’s Bharat Biotech met and conferred.

The ambassadors of both countries, as well as officials from the ministries of health and foreign affairs of Iran and India, were also present at the virtual meeting.  

Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe diarrhea in children, and almost every child becomes infected at least once before the age of five.

It is estimated that more than 500,000 children under the age of 5 die each year from Rotavirus.

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