Happy Birthday, Dr. Paul Offit

Happy Birthday, Dr. Paul Offit

Dr. Paul Offit (right) and his colleague, Dr. H. Fred Clark, worked together on developing a vaccine against rotavirus. Rotavirus causes severe diarrhea, dehydration, and — left untreated — death in children. The vaccine they developed along with Dr. Stanley Plotkin is credited with saving many, many lives. Today is Dr. Offit’s birthday.

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One thought on “Happy Birthday, Dr. Paul Offit

  1. Happy Birthday Dr. Offit!

    I so admire you…not only for the rotavirus vaccine, but for all your efforts to reach out to parents to teach them about vaccines, and the serious, sometimes deadly, diseases they prevent.

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