Update on rotavirus vaccines

Joseph S Bresee, Umesh D Parashar, Marc-Alain Widdowson, Jon R Gentsch, A Duncan Steele, Roger I Glass

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Rotavirus was discovered in 1973, and 10 years later the first report of a rotavirus vaccine clinical trial appeared. This update reviews the epidemiology of rotavirus infections, assesses past and current vaccines and presents ideas for implementation of vaccination programs in developed and developing countries.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPediatric Infectious Diseases Journal
Issue number11
Pages (from-to)947-52
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • Animals
  • Child
  • Developed Countries
  • Developing Countries
  • Global Health
  • Humans
  • Rotavirus/immunology
  • Rotavirus Infections/epidemiology
  • Rotavirus Vaccines/therapeutic use
  • Safety
  • Vaccines, Attenuated


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