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Community Diarrhea Incidence Before and After Rotavirus Vaccine Introduction in Nicaragua

This article, published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, reports on a study that compared the incidence of diarrhea before and after the introduction of the pentavalent rotavirus vaccine in Leon, Nicaragua. The results indicated that vaccinated children experienced 11 fewer episodes per 100 child years than those who were not vaccinated. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author: Becker-Dreps S, Meléndez M, Liu L, et al.

Published: 2013

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Citation: Becker-Dreps S, Meléndez M, Liu L, et al. Community Diarrhea Incidence Before and After Rotavirus Vaccine Introduction in Nicaragua. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2013;89(2):246-250.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Rotavirus

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

Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean