A recent CDC study found since the introduction of a rotavirus vaccine in 2006, incidence of rotavirus has declined substantially in the U.S. This podcast discusses the importance of continued vigilance in making sure infants receive the rotavirus vaccine. Created: 10/22/2009 by MMWR.
Date Released: 10/22/2009. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Reeling in Rotavirus
Reductions in Rotavirus Disease after Introduction of Rotavirus Vaccine — United States, July 2007-June 2009
Recorded: October 20, 2009; posted: October 22, 2009
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Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe diarrhea and dehydration in children under the age of five worldwide, but the tide may be turning. A recent CDC study found that since the introduction of a vaccine in 2006, the incidence of rotavirus has declined substantially in the U.S. Vaccination not only decreases rotavirus in those who receive it, but may protect unvaccinated children from exposure, as well. Despite the good news, continued vigilance is needed. Parents - for the sake of your children and others, make sure your infant gets the rotavirus vaccine.
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