Trends in National Rotavirus Activity Before and After Introduction of Rotavirus Vaccine into the National Immunization Program in the United States, 2000 to 2012

Rotavirus vaccine introduction in the United States in 2006 led to substantial declines in rotavirus detections during 2007 to 2010. To further evaluate the long-term impact of the vaccine program, the authors of this article, published in the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, assessed trends in rotavirus testing and detection in the 2010 to 2011 and 2011 to 2012 seasons compared with pre-vaccine seasons from 2000 to 2006. Results showed that a substantial and sustained decline in rotavirus activity below the pre-vaccine baseline was observed in the post-vaccine introduction years. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author(s): Tate JE, Haynes A, Payne DC, et al.

Published: 2013

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    Citation: Tate JE, Haynes A, Payne DC, et al. Trends in National Rotavirus Activity Before and After Introduction of Rotavirus Vaccine into the National Immunization Program in the United States, 2000 to 2012. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2013;32(7):741-744.