Before the rotavirus vaccine was introduced in Australia in 2007, rotavirus caused about 10,000 hospitalisations among children under five years of age each year.
Globally, rotavirus is the leading cause of diarrhoea-related hospitalisations and deaths among young children.
A fibre may help save millions of children in developing countries who die or who are left malnourished from diarrhoea each year.
Graeme Young, AM, of Flinders University, is leading a global project that will test his theory that resistant starch increases zinc absorption in the body.
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