Burden and typing of rotavirus group A in Latin America and the Caribbean: systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Linhares2011BurdenAT,
  title={Burden and typing of rotavirus group A in Latin America and the Caribbean: systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Alexandre Linhares and Juan Andr{\'e}s Stupka and Agust{\'i}n Ciapponi and Ariel Esteban Bardach and Demi{\'a}n Glujovsky and Patricia K Aruj and Agustina Mazzoni and Jefferson A Buend{\'i}a Rodriguez and Anal{\'i}a Rearte and Tatiana Miranda Lanzieri and Eduardo Ortega-Barr{\'i}a and R{\'o}mulo Colindres},
  journal={Reviews in medical virology},
  year={2011},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={89-109}
}
The efficacy of licensed rotavirus vaccines has only been shown against certain rotavirus group A (RV-A) types. It is critical to understand the burden of rotavirus gastroenteritis (RVGE) and its prevalent types to assess the potential impact of these vaccines in Latin America and the Caribbean (LA&C). We performed a systematic review and meta-analyses of all the available evidence reported from 1990 to 2009 on the burden of rotavirus disease and strains circulating in LA&C. Eligible studies… CONTINUE READING

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