Burden and epidemiology of rotavirus diarrhea in selected African countries: preliminary results from the African Rotavirus Surveillance Network.

@article{Mwenda2010BurdenAE,
  title={Burden and epidemiology of rotavirus diarrhea in selected African countries: preliminary results from the African Rotavirus Surveillance Network.},
  author={Jason M. Mwenda and Kinkela Mina Ntoto and Almaz Abebe and Christabel C. Enweronu-Laryea and Ismail Amina and Jackson Mchomvu and Annet Kisakye and Evans Mwila Mpabalwani and I. -E. Pazvakavambwa and George Enyimah Armah and L Mapaseka Seheri and Nicholas Mukaria Kiulia and Nicola Page and Marc-Alain Widdowson and Andrew D Steele},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={202 Suppl},
  pages={S5-S11}
}
Severe rotavirus diarrhea in children <5 years of age is a major public health problem; however, limited regional and country specific data on rotavirus disease burden are available from sub-Saharan Africa. In June 2006, the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa initiated rotavirus surveillance in selected African countries. With use of standardized methodology developed by the World Health Organization, children <5 years of age who were hospitalized with severe diarrhea were… CONTINUE READING

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