Indirect Protection of Adults From Rotavirus by Pediatric Rotavirus Vaccination

Pediatric vaccination has resulted in declines in disease in unvaccinated individuals through decreasing pathogen circulation in the community. About two years after the implementation of pediatric rotavirus vaccination in the United States, dramatic declines in rotavirus disease were observed in both vaccinated and unvaccinated children. This article, published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, reports on study results showing that pediatric rotavirus vaccination correlated with a relative decline of almost 50 percent in rotavirus identified from adult bacterial stool culture during the peak rotavirus season, suggesting that pediatric rotavirus vaccination also protects adults from rotavirus. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author(s): Anderson EJ, Shippee DB, Weinrobe MH, et al.

Published: 2013

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    Citation: Anderson EJ, Shippee DB, Weinrobe MH, et al. Indirect Protection of Adults From Rotavirus by Pediatric Rotavirus Vaccination. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2013;56(6):755-760.