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Reduction in Acute Gastroenteritis Hospitalizations Among US Children After Introduction of Rotavirus Vaccine: Analysis of Hospital Discharge Data from 18 US States

This study, published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, shows a dramatic reduction of acute gastroenteritis hospitalizations in the United States following the 2006 introduction of the RotaTeq® rotavirus vaccine. The study gathered information on hospitalization rates from 18 states, where the combined populations account for almost half of all US children under five years old. During the 2008 rotavirus season (January through June), acute gastroenteritis hospitalizations dropped by 46 percent, as compared to rotavirus seasons from 2000 through 2006. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author: Curns AT, Steiner CA, Barrett M, et al.

Published: 2010

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Citation: Curns AT, Steiner CA, Barrett M, et al. Reduction in Acute Gastroenteritis Hospitalizations Among US Children After Introduction of Rotavirus Vaccine: Analysis of Hospital Discharge Data from 18 US States. The Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2010;201:1617-1624.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Rotavirus

Topics: Disease burden and surveillance, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: North America and Europe