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Incidence and clinical characteristics of group A rotavirus infections among children admitted to hospital in Kilifi, Kenya.

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BACKGROUND: Rotavirus, predominantly of group A, is a major cause of severe diarrhoea worldwide, with the greatest burden falling on young children living in less-developed countries. Vaccines directed against this virus have shown promise in recent trials, and are undergoing effectiveness evaluation in sub-Saharan Africa. In this region limited childhood data are available on the incidence and clinical characteristics of severe group A rotavirus disease. Advocacy for vaccine intervention an...

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Journal:
PLoS medicine
Volume:
5
Issue:
7
Pages:
e153
Publication date:
2008-07-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1549-1676
ISSN:
1549-1277
URN:
uuid:9dc6916d-14c0-41d5-b35b-fd46db94c374
Source identifiers:
40804
Local pid:
pubs:40804

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