Rotavirus vaccines: an update.

  title={Rotavirus vaccines: an update.},
  author={Penelope H. Dennehy},
  journal={Current opinion in pediatrics},
  volume={17 1},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Rotavirus infection is the most common cause of severe diarrhea disease in infants and young children worldwide and has a major global impact on childhood morbidity and mortality. Vaccination is the only control measure likely to have a significant impact on the incidence of severe dehydrating rotavirus disease. RECENT FINDINGS Rotavirus disease prevention efforts suffered a great setback in 1999 with the withdrawal of the RRV-TV vaccine less than a year after its… CONTINUE READING


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