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The microbiota as a barrier against rotavirus

A segmented filamentous bacterium found in the microbiota of some mice gives them the ability to resist rotavirus-induced infections. A more frequent renewal of the intestinal epithelium could explain this barrier effect.   When a virus enters the digestive tract and is about to infect in...
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The intestinal microbiota could increase rotavirus vaccine effectiveness

Preliminary results suggest that targeted changes in the intestinal microbiota could improve rotavirus vaccine immunogenicity, which is decreasing in developing countries where prevalence of this disease is highest.   Rotavirus vaccination, although effective in Western countries, is much...
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