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Acute Gastroenteritis Hospitalizations Among US Children Following Implementation of the Rotavirus Vaccine

This article, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, reports on a retrospective observational study which found that, following implementation of rotavirus vaccination in 2006, all-cause acute gastroenteritis hospitalization rates among US children younger than five years of age declined by 31 to 55 percent in each of the post-vaccine years from 2008 to 2012. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author: Leshem E, Tate JE, Steiner CA, Curns AT, Lopman BA, Parashar UD

Published: 2015

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Citation: Leshem E, Tate JE, Steiner CA, Curns AT, Lopman BA, Parashar UD. Acute Gastroenteritis Hospitalizations Among US Children Following Implementation of the Rotavirus Vaccine. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2015;313(22):2282-2284.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Rotavirus

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

Regions: North America and Europe