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Ear vaccine developed

4th March 2006

06032006_EarDoctorChild1.jpgA vaccine which could help prevent ear infections in young children has been developed by Czech scientists.

Also known as acute otitis media, the infections can be very painful and - very rarely - cause long term damage.

The vaccine was effective against two bacteria - the streptococcus pneumoniae and haemophilus influenzae, the Lancet reported.

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