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Temporal Trends in Diarrhea-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths in Children Under Age 5 Before and After the Introduction of the Rotavirus Vaccine in Four Latin American Countries

This article, published in Vaccine, reports on a study that evaluated trends in diarrhea-related deaths and hospitalizations in children less than five years of age before and after rotavirus vaccine introduction in Bolivia, El Salvador, Honduras, and Venezuela. The results indicated significant reductions in diarrhea-related deaths ranging from 16 to 64 percent, as well as reductions in diarrhea-related hospitalizations ranging from 5 to 18 percent. Similar decreases did not occur in Argentina, a country that has not yet introduced rotavirus vaccines into its national immunization program and was used as a comparator in this study. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author: De Oliveira LH, Giglio N, Ciapponi A, et al.

Published: 2013

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Citation: De Oliveira LH, Giglio N, Ciapponi A, et al. Temporal Trends in Diarrhea-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths in Children Under Age 5 Before and After the Introduction of the Rotavirus Vaccine in Four Latin American Countries. Vaccine. 2013;31(Supplement 3):C99-C108.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Rotavirus

Topics: Vaccine safety and performance, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean