Published in Vaccine Weekly, December 4th, 1995
Infection with rotavirus, a double-stranded RNA virus, kills 800,000 children each year. With 140 million cases per year, it is the single most important cause of severe childhood diarrhea in the world.
Rotavirus disease is not just a problem of the developing world, noted Roger I. Glass, chief of the CDC's viral gastroenteritis unit. In the United States there are 3.5 million cases of rotavirus infection each year, resulting in some 50 deaths and costing...
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