Routine Laboratory Testing Data for Surveillance of Rotavirus Hospitalizations to Evaluate the Impact of Vaccination

@article{Patel2007RoutineLT,
  title={Routine Laboratory Testing Data for Surveillance of Rotavirus Hospitalizations to Evaluate the Impact of Vaccination},
  author={M. Patel and J. Tate and R. Selvarangan and Irini Daskalaki and M. Jackson and A. Curns and S. Coffin and B. Watson and R. Hodinka and R. Glass and U. Parashar},
  journal={The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={26},
  pages={914-919}
}
  • M. Patel, J. Tate, +8 authors U. Parashar
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
  • Objective: The recent implementation of a rotavirus vaccination program in the United States makes it imperative to assess the impact of immunization on the incidence of severe rotavirus disease leading to hospitalization. Active surveillance for laboratory-confirmed rotavirus hospitalizations is the ideal approach for surveillance, but requires substantial resources to implement. We examined laboratory and hospital discharge data for 2 tertiary care pediatric hospitals to assess the utility of… CONTINUE READING

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