New studies highlight tremendous health and economic benefits of rotavirus vaccination

Apr 15, 2016

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RotaFlash, April 2016

Data from a new journal supplement reveal the widespread impact of rotavirus vaccines in preventing death and disease from rotavirus diarrhea in low-income countries around the world, while also highlighting the need for continued rollout of rotavirus vaccines given the burden of rotavirus that still remains. Additionally, a study from Rwanda shows a reduction in the economic burden of diarrhea following rotavirus vaccine introduction, and a new white paper serves as an advocacy tool in countries considering the introduction of rotavirus vaccine.

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