A prospective hospital-based sentinel study conducted in Rio de Janeiro identified a shift in the pattern (long to short electropherotype and P(8) to P(4) genotype) of rotavirus strains recovered from children with severe diarrhea a few months after the far-reaching Brazilian rotavirus immunization program was launched, posing new interesting challenges.
A 4(1/2)-year hospital-based survey was conducted in Rio de Janeiro to determine baseline rates of gastroenteritis-related cases, hospitalizations, and deaths; to examine the prevalence of rotavirus strains causing admissions; and to assess the immediate impact of the nationwide rotavirus immunization program launched in March 2006. From August 2002 to May… (More)
Presentation No science can evolve without measurement and experimentation. The progress of any discipline involves building theories and testing them through experimental studies. For this reason, there is a growing awareness in the software engineering community that experimental studies are necessary to develop and improve software engineering processes,… (More)