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Rotavirus Vaccine Cuts U.S. Peds Gastroenteritis Hospitalizations

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THURSDAY, Aug. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Implementation of rotavirus vaccination correlated with a reduction in acute gastroenteritis (AGE)-related hospitalization rates among children Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.

Eyal Leshem, M.D., from the Sheba Medical Center in Tel-Aviv, Israel, and colleagues analyzed data from the State Inpatient Databases of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project to compare AGE-related hospitalization rates among children

The researchers found that 16 percent of the 1,253,951 AGE-related hospitalizations among children aged

"The introduction of routine rotavirus vaccination in 2006 was followed by substantial reductions in the rate of AGE-related hospitalizations," the authors write. "Our results provide additional information that supports the effect that the implementation of rotavirus vaccines exerted on AGE-associated morbidity and costs in the United States."

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