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Rotavirus Disease Burden in Africa

Rotavirus surveillance helps measure the proportion of diarrhea hospitalizations and deaths due to rotavirus, the age distribution of rotavirus cases, the seasonality of rotavirus disease, and it monitors the diversity of circulating strains. Additionally, surveillance data serves as a baseline against which the safety of rotavirus vaccines can be measured. This supplement to the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal includes articles on rotavirus disease burden, strain diversity, and intussusception monitoring from African countries in the World Health Organization-coordinated Global Rotavirus Surveillance Network.

Author: Mwenda JM, Tate JE, Steele AD, Parashar UD, eds.

Published: 2014

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Citation: Mwenda JM, Tate JE, Steele AD, Parashar UD, eds. Rotavirus Disease Burden in Africa. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2014;33(Suppl. 1).

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Rotavirus

Topics: Disease burden and surveillance, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Africa