EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State University says a researcher has developed avaccine for a strain of E. coli bacteria that kills 2 million to 3million children a year.
A. Mahdi Saeed is a professor of epidemiology and infectiousdisease and has applied for a patent for the discovery.
The university says negotiations are underway with severalpharmaceutical companies.
Enterotoxigenic E. coli is responsible for 60 to 70 percent ofE. coli diarrheal disease. It is the cause of what is commonlycalled traveler's diarrhea.
The strain affects millions of people worldwide, mainly in SouthAmerica and sub-Saharan Africa.
Saeed says mouse and rabbit studies have succeeded, and he hopeshuman clinical trials can begin in late 2009.
11 fire departments from several counties were called out to a fire at an adult entertainment club Wednesday afternoon.
Holland police were searching for 28-year-old Mark Steven Randall Harris, who was considered armed and dangerous, but arrested him late Wednesday night.
Those receiving the 2013 White House holiday card will see a design made by a Grand Rapids artist.