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Annual changes in rotavirus hospitalization rates before and after rotavirus vaccine implementation in the United States

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Author Contributions Conceptualization: Minesh P. Shah, Umesh D. Parashar, Benjamin A. Lopman. Data curation: Rebecca M. Dahl. Formal analysis: Minesh P. Shah ... , Rebecca M. Dahl. Investigation: Minesh P. Shah, Umesh D. Parashar, Benjamin A. Lopman. Methodology: Minesh P. Shah, Rebecca M. Dahl, Benjamin A. Lopman. Software: Rebecca M. Dahl. Supervision: Umesh D

Sustained Reduction of Childhood Diarrhea-Related Mortality and Hospitalizations in Mexico After Rotavirus Vaccine Universalization

Background. Mexico implemented routine childhood vaccination against rotavirus in 2007. We describe trends in hospitalization and deaths from diarrhea among children aged <5 years in Mexico before and 7 years after implementation of rotavirus vaccination. Methods. We obtained data on deaths and hospitalizations from diarrhea, from January 2003 through December 2014, in Mexican...

Health Impact of Rotavirus Vaccination in Developing Countries: Progress and Way Forward

Two rotavirus vaccines have been licensed in >100 countries worldwide since 2006. As of October 2105, these vaccines have been implemented in the national immunization programs of 79 countries, including 36 low-income countries that are eligible for support for vaccine purchase from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Rotavirus vaccines were initially introduced in Australia and...

Global, Regional, and National Estimates of Rotavirus Mortality in Children <5 Years of Age, 2000–2013

Background. Rotavirus vaccine is recommended for routine use in all countries globally. To facilitate decision making on rotavirus vaccine adoption by countries, help donors prioritize investments in health interventions, and monitor vaccine impact, we estimated rotavirus mortality for children <5 years of age from 2000 to 2013. Methods. We searched PubMed using the keyword...

Real-World Effectiveness of Pentavalent Rotavirus Vaccine Among Bedouin and Jewish Children in Southern Israel

Background. Pentavalent rotavirus vaccine (RV5) was introduced into the Israeli National Immunization Program in January 2011. We determined RV5 vaccine effectiveness (VE) in southern Israel, a region characterized by 2 distinct populations: Bedouins living in a low- to middle-income, semirural setting, and Jews living in a high-income, urban setting. Methods. We enrolled vaccine...

Anticipating rotavirus vaccines – a pre-vaccine assessment of incidence and economic burden of rotavirus hospitalizations among children < 5 year of age in Libya, 2012-13

Background Libya introduced rotavirus vaccine in October 2013. We examined pre-vaccine incidence of rotavirus hospitalizations and associated economic burden among children < 5 years in Libya to provide baseline data for future vaccine impact evaluations. Methods Prospective, hospital-based active surveillance for rotavirus was conducted at three public hospitals in two cities...

Use of Patients With Diarrhea Who Test Negative for Rotavirus as Controls to Estimate Rotavirus Vaccine Effectiveness Through Case-Control Studies

Background. Case-control studies are often performed to estimate postlicensure vaccine effectiveness (VE), but the enrollment of controls can be challenging, time-consuming, and costly. We evaluated whether children enrolled in the same hospital-based diarrheal surveillance used to identify rotavirus cases but who test negative for rotavirus (test-negative controls) can be...

Temporal Association of Rotavirus Vaccine Introduction and Reduction in All-Cause Childhood Diarrheal Hospitalizations in South Africa

Background. The public health impact of rotavirus vaccination in African settings with a high human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection prevalence is yet to be established. We evaluated trends in all-cause diarrheal hospitalizations in Soweto, Johannesburg, before and after the introduction of rotavirus vaccine into South Africa's national immunization program in August 2009...

Effectiveness of Pentavalent Rotavirus Vaccine Under Conditions of Routine Use in Rwanda

Background. Rotavirus vaccine efficacy is lower in low-income countries than in high-income countries. Rwanda was one of the first low-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa to introduce rotavirus vaccine into its national immunization program. We sought to evaluate rotavirus vaccine effectiveness (VE) in this setting. Methods. VE was assessed using a case-control design. Cases...

Editorial Commentary: Intussusception and Rotavirus Vaccination—Balancing Risk Against Benefit

Umesh D. Parashar 1 Walter A. Orenstein 0 0 Emory University School of Medicine , Atlanta , Georgia 1 National Center for Immunizations and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and

A Randomized, Controlled Trial of the Impact of Alternative Dosing Schedules on the Immune Response to Human Rotavirus Vaccine in Rural Ghanaian Infants

Background. The recommended schedule for receipt of 2-dose human rotavirus vaccine (HRV) coincides with receipt of the first and second doses of diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus vaccine (ie, 6 and 10 weeks of age, respectively). Alternative schedules and additional doses of HRV have been proposed and may improve vaccine performance in low-income countries. Methods. In this...

Population-Based Incidence Rates of Diarrheal Disease Associated with Norovirus, Sapovirus, and Astrovirus in Kenya

Background Diarrheal diseases remain a major cause of mortality in Africa and worldwide. While the burden of rotavirus is well described, population-based rates of disease caused by norovirus, sapovirus, and astrovirus are lacking, particularly in developing countries. Methods Data on diarrhea cases were collected through a population-based surveillance platform including...

Incidence of Norovirus and Other Viral Pathogens That Cause Acute Gastroenteritis (AGE) among Kaiser Permanente Member Populations in the United States, 2012–2013

Noroviruses and other viral pathogens are increasingly recognized as frequent causes of acute gastroenteritis (AGE). However, few laboratory-based data are available on the incidence of AGE caused by viral pathogens in the U.S. This study examined stool specimens submitted for routine clinical diagnostics from patients enrolled in Kaiser Permanente (KP) health plans in metro...

Impact of Rotavirus Vaccination on Hospitalizations and Deaths From Childhood Gastroenteritis in Botswana

Background. A monovalent human rotavirus vaccine (RV1) was introduced in Botswana in July 2012. We assessed the impact of RV1 vaccination on childhood gastroenteritis-related hospitalizations and deaths in 2013 and 2014. Methods. We obtained data from registers of 4 hospitals in Botswana on hospitalizations and deaths from gastroenteritis, regardless of cause, among children <5...

Impact of Rotavirus Vaccine Introduction and Vaccine Effectiveness in the Republic of Moldova

Background. The Republic of Moldova was the first low- to middle-income country in the World Health Organization European Region to introduce rotavirus vaccine (July 2012). We aimed to assess the impact of the rotavirus vaccine program and estimate vaccine effectiveness (VE). Methods. Surveillance for rotavirus gastroenteritis was conducted in 2 hospitals in the capital city of...

A Preliminary Assessment of Rotavirus Vaccine Effectiveness in Zambia

Background. Diarrhea is the third leading cause of child death in Zambia. Up to one-third of diarrhea cases resulting in hospitalization and/or death are caused by vaccine-preventable rotavirus. In January 2012, Zambia initiated a pilot introduction of the Rotarix live, oral rotavirus vaccine in all public health facilities in Lusaka Province. Methods. Between July 2012 and...

Impact of Rotavirus Vaccination on Diarrheal Hospitalizations in Children Aged <5 Years in Lusaka, Zambia

Background. Monovalent rotavirus vaccine was introduced in the routine public health immunization program in Lusaka, Zambia, in January 2012 and was rolled out countrywide in November 2013. We examined the effect of rotavirus vaccination on hospitalization for all-cause acute gastroenteritis (AGE) and rotavirus-specific AGE at a large referral hospital in Lusaka. Methods. Data...

Early Evidence of Impact of Monovalent Rotavirus Vaccine in Togo

Togo introduced monovalent rotavirus vaccine starting 19 June 2014. We compared all-cause acute gastroenteritis (AGE) hospitalizations and rotavirus-associated hospitalizations during the prevaccine period (July 2008–June 2014) to 1 year after vaccine introduction (July 2014–June 2015). The proportion of children with AGE who tested positive for rotavirus declined from 53% (645...

Reply to Anderson et al

content of the manuscript have been disclosed. Ben A. Lopman and Umesh D. Parashar Division of Viral Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and