The promise of immunisation against rotavirus

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Abstract

Infectious diarrhoea is a common disease of childhood. It is estimated to be responsible for over 1.3 million deaths per year, predominantly in resource-poor countries. In wealthy nations, it causes significant morbidity, healthcare burden and associated cost. In both scenarios, the most common cause is rotavirus. This article reviews the experience of primary prevention of rotavirus disease through immunisation and considers the case for extending vaccine use further in Europe and globally.

Translated title of the contributionThe promise of immunisation against rotavirus
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)736-40
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood
Volume97
Issue number8
Early online date18 May 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012

Keywords

  • Child Health Services
  • Child, Preschool
  • Developed Countries
  • Developing Countries
  • Global Health
  • Humans
  • Immunization Programs
  • Infant
  • Rotavirus
  • Rotavirus Infections
  • Rotavirus Vaccines

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