Effectiveness of rotavirus vaccines in preventing cases and hospitalizations due to rotavirus gastroenteritis in Navarre, Spain.

@article{Castilla2012EffectivenessOR,
  title={Effectiveness of rotavirus vaccines in preventing cases and hospitalizations due to rotavirus gastroenteritis in Navarre, Spain.},
  author={J D L{\'o}pez Castilla and Xabier Beristain and V{\'i}ctor Mart{\'i}nez-Artola and Ana Navascu{\'e}s and Manuel Garc{\'i}a Cenoz and Nerea {\'A}lvarez and I M L{\'o}pez Polo and Ana Hernando Maz{\'o}n and Alberto Gil-Setas and Aurelio Barricarte},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={2012},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={539-43}
}
Two rotavirus vaccines have been available since 2006. This study evaluates the effectiveness of these vaccines using a test-negative case-control design in Navarre, Spain. We included children 3-59 months of age who sought medical care for gastroenteritis and for whom stool samples were taken between January 2008 and June 2011. About 9% had received the pentavalent vaccine (RotaTeq) and another 8% received the monovalent vaccine (Rotarix). Cases were the 756 children with confirmed rotavirus… CONTINUE READING

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