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Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in Zambia

This fact sheet provides an overview of rotavirus disease and vaccines in Zambia. It includes information about the tremendous burden of rotavirus diarrhea in Zambian children, rotavirus diarrhea treatment and prevention strategies, the …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2013

Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in Zimbabwe

This fact sheet provides an overview of rotavirus disease and vaccines in Zimbabwe. It includes information about the tremendous burden of rotavirus diarrhea in Zimbabwean children, rotavirus diarrhea treatment and prevention strategies, and the …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2014

Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines: Key Messages

This document provides PATH’s key messages on rotavirus disease and vaccines. They are intended to help frame conversations, presentations, speeches, and other advocacy and communications materials.

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2014

Rotavirus Disease Burden in Africa

Rotavirus surveillance helps measure the proportion of diarrhea hospitalizations and deaths due to rotavirus, the age distribution of rotavirus cases, the seasonality of rotavirus disease, and it monitors the diversity of circulating strains. …

Author: Mwenda JM, Tate JE, Steele AD, Parashar UD, eds.

Publication date: 2014

Rotavirus Disease in Uzbekistan: Cost-Effectiveness of a New Vaccine

Investigators estimated the costs related to rotavirus disease in Uzbekistan and determined that a vaccine would be cost-effective, while also drastically reducing hospitalizations and deaths. This article was published in the journal Vaccine.

Author: Isakbaeva E, Musabaevc E, Antil L, et al.

Publication date: 2007

Rotavirus in Asia: Updates on Disease Burden, Genotypes, and Vaccine Introduction

This special edition of the journal Vaccine broadens understanding of rotavirus disease burden, which is responsible for almost half of acute diarrhea hospitalizations among Asian children under five. In addition to documenting rotavirus …

Author: Nelson AS, Widdowson MA, Kilgore PE, Steele D, Parashar U, eds.

Publication date: 2009

Rotavirus in India: An Update on Epidemiology and Vaccines

This supplemental issue of Vaccine features 25 original research articles on rotavirus in India. It covers a variety of topics in relation to rotavirus and specific to India, including updates on disease burden and surveillance activities, …

Author: Tate JE, Arora R, Bhan MK, Yewale V, Parashar UD, Kang G, eds.

Publication date: 2014

Rotavirus Infection in Africa: Epidemiology, Burden of Disease, and Strain Diversity

This supplemental issue of the Journal of Infectious Diseases illustrates the continued expansion of knowledge on rotavirus circulation, strain diversity, and disease patterns in Africa. The supplement contains articles on regional perspectives from …

Author: Steele AD, Armah GE, Page NA, Cunliffe NA, eds.

Publication date: 2010

Rotavirus Infections and Vaccines: Burden of Illness and Potential Impact of Vaccination

This article, published in Pediatric Drugs, reviews the current status of rotavirus disease burden and vaccination coverage and effectiveness in the developed and developing worlds. The authors conclude that a successful rotavirus vaccination …

Author: Grimwood K, Lambert SB, Milne RJ

Publication date: 2010

Rotavirus Resources

This web page provides a comprehensive list of links to various resources related to rotavirus. It includes resources on disease surveillance, use of rotavirus vaccines, and training modules for health care workers involved in rotavirus vaccine …

Author: World Health Organization

Rotavirus Vaccination and Intussusception – Science, Surveillance, and Safety: A Review of Evidence and Recommendations for Future Research Priorities in Low and Middle Income Countries

This article, published in Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics, reports the results of a meeting of research and advocacy organizations, public health experts, funders, and vaccine manufacturers on post-marketing intussusception surveillance and …

Author: Yen C, Healy K, Tate JE, et al.

Publication date: 2016

Rotavirus Vaccination: Cost-Effectiveness and Impact on Child Mortality in Developing Countries

This article, published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, aimed to project the uptake, health impact, and cost-effectiveness of introducing rotavirus vaccination in GAVI-eligible countries. The authors used a demand forecast model to predict …

Author: Atherly D, Dreibelbis R, Parashar UD, Levin C, Wecker J, Rheingans RD

Publication date: 2009

Rotavirus Vaccination for Hong Kong Children: An Economic Evaluation From the Hong Kong Government Perspective

This article, published in Archives of Disease in Childhood, discusses an economic analysis of government-funded universal rotavirus vaccination in Hong Kong from the government's perspective. The study concludes that based on 2002 …

Author: Ho AM, Nelson EA, Walker DG

Publication date: 2008

Rotavirus Vaccination in Europe: Drivers and Barriers

This review article, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, presents an overview of the status of rotavirus vaccination in Europe. The authors discuss the drivers (including high effectiveness of the vaccines and the effect of universal …

Author: Parez N, Giaquinto C, Du Roure C, et al.

Publication date: 2014

Rotavirus Vaccine and Intussusception: Report from an Expert Consultation

This article, published in the Weekly Epidemiological Record, reports on the key issues discussed at a March 2011 meeting of technical experts and public health officials to review emerging data on intussusception related to current rotavirus …

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2011

Rotavirus Vaccine Country Introductions: Maps and List

The World Health Organization recommends that rotavirus vaccines be introduced into every country’s national immunization program, particularly in countries where diarrheal disease is a major health problem. These maps (worldwide or …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2016

Rotavirus Vaccine Effectiveness in Low-Income Settings: An Evaluation of the Test-Negative Design

This article, published in Vaccine, reports the results of a study evaluating the use of the test-negative design (TND) to estimate rotavirus vaccine effectiveness in low-income settings. The results showed that the TND vaccine effectiveness …

Author: Schwartz LM, Halloran ME, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Neuzil KM, Victor JC

Publication date: 2017

Rotavirus Vaccine Impact Data

Swift and significant declines in hospitalization and deaths due to rotavirus and all-cause diarrhea have been observed in many of the countries that have introduced rotavirus vaccines into their national immunization programs. Researchers also have …

Author: PATH

Rotavirus Vaccine Introduction in the Americas: Progress and Lessons Learned

In this review, published in Expert Review of Vaccines, researchers evaluated the feasibility and sustainability of introducing the rotavirus vaccine in Latin America. They examined policy development, rotavirus surveillance, and the …

Author: de Oliveira LH, Danovaro-Holliday MC, Matus CR, Andrus JK

Publication date: 2008

Rotavirus Vaccine RIX4414 (Rotarix™): A Pharmacoeconomic Review of its Use in the Prevention of Rotavirus Gastroenteritis in Developing Countries

This article, published in Pharmacoeconomics, provides an overview of the clinical profile of rotavirus vaccine RIX4414 (Rotarix™) in the prevention of rotavirus gastroenteritis in developing countries, followed by a comprehensive review of …

Author: Plosker GL

Publication date: 2011

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