Hospital-based surveillance of rotavirus gastroenteritis in the era of limited vaccine uptake through the private sector.

@article{Trimis2011HospitalbasedSO,
  title={Hospital-based surveillance of rotavirus gastroenteritis in the era of limited vaccine uptake through the private sector.},
  author={Georgios Trimis and Ioanna Koutsoumbari and Christine Kottaridi and Nikoletta Palaiologou and Efstathia Assimakopoulou and Aris Spathis and Evaggelia Lebessi and Andreas Konstantopoulos and Dimitrios A. Kafetzis and Petros Karakitsos and Vassiliki Papaevangelou},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={2011},
  volume={29 43},
  pages={7292-5}
}
To investigate possible impact of limited vaccine uptake by the private sector since 2007, a prospective observational study included all children <5 years hospitalized for acute gastroenteritis (AGE) in a Tertiary Care Hospital between 09/2006 and 08/2010. Rotavirus (RV) antigen was detected in stools by a rapid immunochromatographic test and genotype analysis was performed on positive samples by RT-PCR. Compared to 2006-2008, the likelihood of rotavirus infection was significantly reduced… CONTINUE READING