Effectiveness of Monovalent Rotavirus Vaccine in Bolivia: Case-Control Study
This article, published in BMJ, reports on a study that evaluated the effectiveness of two doses of a monovalent rotavirus vaccine against hospital admission for rotavirus at six hospitals in Bolivia, between March 2010 and June 2011. Results show that the monovalent rotavirus vaccine conferred high protection against hospital admission for diarrhea due to rotavirus in Bolivian children. Protection was sustained through two years of life against diverse serotypes different from the vaccine strain.
Author: Patel MM, Patzi M, Pastor D, et al.
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Citation: Patel MM, Patzi M, Pastor D, et al. Effectiveness of Monovalent Rotavirus Vaccine in Bolivia: Case-Control Study. BMJ. 2013;346:f3726.
Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal
Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean