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Impact of Rotavirus Vaccine on All-Cause Diarrhea and Rotavirus Hospitalizations in Madagascar

This article, published in Vaccine, reports on an observational study which found that after implementation of rotavirus vaccine introduction in Madagascar in 2014, diarrhea hospitalizations in children younger than five years of age decreased by 36 percent. Rotavirus positivity rates during the post-vaccine introduction period also declined significantly. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author: Rahajamanana VL, Raboba JL, Rakotozanany A, et al.

Published: 2017

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Citation: Rahajamanana VL, Raboba JL, Rakotozanany A, et al. Impact of Rotavirus Vaccine on All-Cause Diarrhea and Rotavirus Hospitalizations in Madagascar. Vaccine. 2017;Early Online Publication.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Rotavirus

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

Regions: Africa