Epidemiology and prevention of rotavirus infection: an underestimated issue?

@article{Meloni2011EpidemiologyAP,
  title={Epidemiology and prevention of rotavirus infection: an underestimated issue?},
  author={Angelo Meloni and Danilo Locci and Giuseppe Frau and Giuseppina Masia and Anna Maria Nurchi and Rosa Cristina Coppola},
  journal={The Journal of Maternal-Fetal \& Neonatal Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={24},
  pages={48 - 51}
}
Rotaviruses (RVs) were found to cause human disease in 1973. They are the leading cause of severe gastroenteritis in infants and young children of <5 years of age worldwide and they are the cause of approximately half a million deaths each year. The impact of the disease on families and society (increased health care costs, lost productivity) is extremely significant and the incidence of gastroenteritis (RVGE) is similar both in industrialized and in developing countries. Virtually, all the… 
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