Rotavirus Vaccine May Have Prevented 177,000 Hospitalizations In Children Under 5

June 10, 2014 12:34 PM

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Rotavirus Vaccine May Have Prevented 177,000 Hospitalizations In Children Under 5

A new rotavirus vaccine has significantly decreased the number of children hospitalized for rotavirus-related diarrhea.

"We looked at the impact of the vaccine over four consecutive vaccine years," lead author Dr. Eyal Leshem of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, told Reuters. "The dramatic decline we saw at the beginning has continued."

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