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Sustained Decrease in Laboratory Detection of Rotavirus After Implementation of Routine Vaccination — United States, 2000–2014

This article, published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, compares data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System for pre-vaccine (2000 to 2006) and post-vaccine (2007 to 2014) years to characterize changes in rotavirus disease trends following the introduction of rotavirus vaccines in the United States. The authors found that a marked and sustained decline in rotavirus activity was seen in all seven rotavirus reporting years from 2007 to 2014, which supports other US studies showing declines in laboratory-confirmed rotavirus hospitalization and reductions in outpatient visits, emergency room visits, acute gastroenteritis, and rotavirus-coded hospitalizations.

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Published: 2015

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Resource types: Newsletter/article

Diseases/vaccines: Rotavirus

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

Regions: North America and Europe