Why did the FDA recommend that the rotavirus vaccine not be used in 2010?

In March of 2010, some genetic material in both types of the rotavirus vaccine was found to be from pigs, and for this the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended that the use of the vaccine be stopped. However, two months later, the FDA recommended that the vaccine be returned to the marketplace because it could find no safety risk with the vaccines. This remains the current stance of the FDA.

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Digestive Diseases

Digestive diseases, also known as gastrointestinal diseases, are disorders that affect your esophagus, stomach and small and large intestines. The symptoms of digestive diseases vary widely depending on which part of your digestiv...

e system is affected. Generally symptoms can be blood in your stool, a change in bowel habits, pain, weight loss or heartburn that is not relieved by antacids. See you doctor if you have any of these signs of digestive disease.

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