Burden of rotavirus gastroenteritis in the pediatric population in Central and Eastern Europe: serotype distribution and burden of illness.

@article{Ogilvie2011BurdenOR,
  title={Burden of rotavirus gastroenteritis in the pediatric population in Central and Eastern Europe: serotype distribution and burden of illness.},
  author={Isla M Ogilvie and Hanane Khoury and Antoine C El Khoury and Mireille M. Goetghebeur},
  journal={Human vaccines},
  year={2011},
  volume={7 5},
  pages={523-33}
}
BACKGROUND Rotaviral gastroenteritis (RVGE) is the leading cause of severe diarrhea in children under five years of age worldwide. This comprehensive review aims to estimate the burden of RVGE among children in Central and Eastern Europe. METHODS An extensive search of the biomedical literature (1999-2009) was conducted in major databases. Studies pertaining to the epidemiology and burden of rotavirus in Central and Eastern Europe were captured and data from each country was systematically… CONTINUE READING