Indirect protection of adults from rotavirus by pediatric rotavirus vaccination.

  title={Indirect protection of adults from rotavirus by pediatric rotavirus vaccination.},
  author={Evan J. Anderson and Deanna B Shippee and Melissa H Weinrobe and Melissa D Davila and Ben Zion Katz and Susheel Reddy and Mary Gene Karen P Cuyugan and Samuel Y-C Lee and Yael M Simons and Ram Yogev and Gary Noskin},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={56 6},
BACKGROUND Pediatric vaccination has resulted in declines in disease in unvaccinated individuals through decreasing pathogen circulation in the community. About 2 years after implementation of pediatric rotavirus vaccination in the United States, dramatic declines in rotavirus disease were observed in both vaccinated and unvaccinated children. Whether this protection extends to adults is unknown. METHODS The prevalence of rotavirus, as determined by Rotaclone enzyme immunoassay, in adults who… CONTINUE READING
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