Rotavirus and the indigenous children of the Australian outback: monovalent vaccine effective in a high-burden setting.

@article{Snelling2009RotavirusAT,
  title={Rotavirus and the indigenous children of the Australian outback: monovalent vaccine effective in a high-burden setting.},
  author={Thomas Snelling and Rosalie Schultz and Julie Graham and Robert D Roseby and Graeme L. Barnes and Ross M. Andrews and Jonathan Carapetis},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2009},
  volume={49 3},
  pages={428-31}
}
Indigenous children living in arid Central Australia experience frequent outbreaks of rotavirus gastroenteritis. A widespread outbreak of G9 rotavirus infection occurred several months after introduction of the RIX4414 rotavirus vaccine. We performed a retrospective case-control study to determine vaccine efficacy during the outbreak. Two doses provided an estimated vaccine efficacy of 77.7% (95% confidence interval, 40.2%-91.7%) against hospitalization for gastroenteritis. Vaccine efficacy was… CONTINUE READING

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