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Infantile Gastroenteritis in the Community: A Cost-of-Illness Study

Rotavirus infections are the main cause of gastroenteritis in infants and children and it is expected that by the age of five years, nearly every child will have experienced at least one episode of rotavirus gastroenteritis. While severe cases are hospitalized, milder disease is either treated at home or by the GP, and as such the true prevalence of rotavirus infection in the community, and the burden of disease, is unknown. This paper, published in Epidemiology and Infection, reports the results of a cost-of-illness study which was conducted alongside a structured community surveillance study.

Author: Lorgelly PK, Joshi D, Iturriza Gómara M, et al.

Published: 2008

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Citation: Lorgelly PK, Jishi D, Iturriza Gómara M, et al. Infantile Gastroenteritis in the Community: A Cost-of-Illness Study. Epidemiology and Infection. 2008;136(1):34-43.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Rotavirus

Topics: Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Global