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Decline in Severe Diarrhea Hospitalizations After the Introduction of Rotavirus Vaccination in Ghana: A Prevalence Study

This article, published in BMC Infectious Diseases, reports on the results of a study that examined diarrheal hospitalizations of children aged 59 months and younger before and after the introduction of rotavirus vaccination in Ghana. The results showed a significant reduction of rotavirus hospitalizations post-introduction, as well as a significant decline in all-cause diarrhea hospitalizations in children aged 0 to 11 months.

Author: Enweronu-Laryea CC, Boamah I, Sifah E, Diamenu SK, Armah G

Published: 2014

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Citation: Enweronu-Laryea CC, Boamah I, Sifah E, Diamenu SK, Armah G. Decline in Severe Diarrhea Hospitalizations After the Introduction of Rotavirus Vaccination in Ghana: A Prevalence Study. BMC Infectious Diseases. 2014;14:431.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Rotavirus

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

Regions: Africa