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News from the Sixth International Rotavirus Symposium
Mexico City – July 7-9, 2004

The Impact of Rotavirus on the World’s Children

Press Briefing with Experts in Mexico City

Event: Experts convened at the 6th International Rotavirus Symposium will be available for comment. With vaccines against the killer disease of rotavirus almost in hand, government representatives, scientists, public health professionals and vaccine industry representatives will be convened in Mexico City to review progress toward safe, effective rotavirus vaccines and address the question of how to make sure they get to the world’s poorest children.

When: Wednesday, July 7, 2004, 11-11:30 am.

Where: Presidente Intercontinental Hotel
Campos Eliseos 218, Polanco Zone
Phone +52 (55) 53277700
Mexico City, Mexico.


  • Dr. Ciro de Quadros, Sabin Vaccine Institute
  • Dr. Roger Glass, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Dr. Julio Frenk, Secretary of Health, Mexico
  • Dr. Jon Andrus, Pan American Health Organization
  • Dr. Roberto Tapia, Vice Secretary of Health, Mexico
  • Dr. Ruth Bishop, University of Melbourne, discoverer of rotavirus
  • Dr. Albert Kapikian, Nat’l Inst. of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, rotavirus vaccine inventor.

Note: Journalists wishing to attend the symposium closing luncheon briefing at noon on Friday, July 9 are advised to register at the conference press room or with one of the contacts below.

For additional information, contact Raymond MacDougall of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, +1 301-793-4949, or Daniel Epstein, PAHO Office of Public Information, +1 202-974-3459. Or visit

Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization
525 Twenty-third Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037, United States of America
Tel.: +1 (202) 974-3000 Fax: +1 (202) 974-3663

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