VACCINE HOPES FOR HAND, FOOT, MOUTH DISEASE

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PARIS: Researchers in China said on Wednesday a trial vaccine provided “significant” protection against a virus that can cause potentially deadly hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in children. In the final testing phase, the vaccine proved 90-percent effective, providing protection for at least 12 months against HFMD caused by the enterovirus 71 (EV71), said a study published in The Lancet.

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