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Effectiveness of Monovalent Human Rotavirus Vaccine Against Admission to Hospital for Acute Rotavirus Diarrhoea in South African Children: A Case-Control Study

This study, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, examined the effectiveness of rotavirus vaccine in an African setting with a high prevalence of HIV infection. The findings showed that human rotavirus vaccine provided sustained protection against admission to the hospital for acute rotavirus diarrhea during the first and second years of life. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author: Groome MJ, Page N, Cortese MM, et al.

Published: 2014

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Citation: Groome MJ, Page N, Cortese MM, et al. Effectiveness of Monovalent Human Rotavirus Vaccine Against Admission to Hospital for Acute Rotavirus Diarrhoea in South African Children: A Case-Control Study. The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 2014;Early Online Publication. 

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Rotavirus

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

Regions: Africa