Global rotavirus surveillance: determining the need and measuring the impact of rotavirus vaccines.

@article{Widdowson2009GlobalRS,
  title={Global rotavirus surveillance: determining the need and measuring the impact of rotavirus vaccines.},
  author={Marc-Alain Widdowson and D. Gentry Steele and Jazmin D Vojdani and John Wecker and Umesh Parashar},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2009},
  volume={200 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          S1-8
        }
}
Rotavirus remains the most common cause of severe childhood diarrhea worldwide and of diarrheal mortality in poor countries. In 2003, the GAVI Alliance launched the Rotavirus Vaccine Program and the Accelerated Development and Introduction Plan to close the gap of access to rotavirus vaccines in industrialized and developing countries by generating data on rotavirus disease burden, projected impact, and cost-effectiveness of vaccination and by conducting clinical trials of existing vaccines in… CONTINUE READING
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