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This little piggy went to market…


The rotavirus vaccines have been given the all-clear. The US Food and Drug Administration today said that both Merck’s RotaTeq and GlaxoSmithKline’s Rotarix vaccines were safe to use despite trace amounts of a pig virus contaminant.

For more on the initial discovery of the porcine circovirus in the vaccine, see our story from this month’s issue of Nature Medicine.

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