Published in Vaccine Weekly, March 22nd, 2006
"Rotavirus is a major cause of gastroenteritis in children throughout Europe and the world. In addition to causing morbidity and mortality in children, rotavirus gastroenteritis (RVGE) creates a major economic burden on health care systems and families in Europe. The costs of hospital admissions for RVGE and nosocomial infections generate significant medical treatment costs throughout the region. Less information is available on the costs associated with less severe episodes and the costs borne by families,...
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