Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, August 3rd, 2004
Bloom's remarks at the Sixth International Rotavirus Symposium in Mexico City underscored the potential benefit of upcoming new vaccines against rotavirus, a disease that kills 608,000 children every year, representing 39% of the 1.56 million deaths from all diarrhea worldwide.
"A 10-year gain in life expectancy translates into nearly 1 additional percentage point in annual income growth," Bloom said. "This is significant given that the world economy grows...
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