Rotavirus infection of the intestine is a major cause of diarrhoea in infants and children. New research has identified an immune pathway within gut epithelial cells that can detect the virus early and restrict its growth.
The full research article can be found here
A summary and commentary on the research can be found here
A media release of the research can be found here
*Vaccination against rotavirus is now fully funded by the NZ government- for more information about the virus and the vaccine, visit this website: http://www.immune.org.nz/diseases/rotavirus