Diarrhoea-Related Hospitalizations in Children Before and After Implementation of Monovalent Rotavirus Vaccination in Mexico

This article, published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, reports on a study that compared the incidence of diarrhea in young children before and after the national introduction of monovalent rotavirus vaccine in Mexico. The results indicate that diarrhea hospitalizations decreased 32 to 41 percent compared to the pre-vaccination hospitalization rates. The study estimates that more than 16,500 diarrhea-related hospitalizations were averted in Mexico each year between 2008 and 2011.

Author(s): Esparza-Aguilar M, Gastañaduy PA, Sánchez-Uribe E, et al.

Published: 2014

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    Citation: Esparza-Aguilar M, Gastañaduy PA, Sánchez-Uribe E, et al. Diarrhoea-Related Hospitalizations in Children Before and After Implementation of Monovalent Rotavirus Vaccination in Mexico. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2014;92(2):117-125.