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Association Between Pentavalent Rotavirus Vaccine and Severe Rotavirus Diarrhea Among Children in Nicaragua

This article, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, summarizes the first study to assess the impact of rotavirus vaccination in a developing country. The authors concluded that the vaccine could have a substantial impact on severe disease, as it prevented 60 percent of severe episodes and cut hospital admissions and emergency room visits in half. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author: Patel M, Pedreira C, De Oliveira LH, et al.

Published: 2009

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Citation: Patel M, Pedreira C, De Oliviera L, et al. Association Between Pentavalent Rotavirus Vaccine and Severe Rotavirus Diarrhea Among Children in Nicaragua. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2009;301(21):2243-2251.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Rotavirus

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

Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean