Use of Internet Search Data to Monitor Rotavirus Vaccine Impact in the United States, United Kingdom, and Mexico

Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (JPIDS)
Volume 7, Issue 1   March 2018
https://academic.oup.com/jpids/issue

ORIGINAL ARTICLES AND COMMENTARY
Use of Internet Search Data to Monitor Rotavirus Vaccine Impact in the United States, United Kingdom, and Mexico
Minesh P Shah; Benjamin A Lopman; Jacqueline E Tate; John Harris; Marcelino Esparza-Aguilar
Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, Volume 7, Issue 1, 19 February 2018, Pages 56–63, https://doi.org/10.1093/jpids/pix004
Internet searches for “rotavirus,” as measured by Google Trends, correlated well with laboratory-confirmed rotavirus disease and hospitalizations for acute gastroenteritis in the United States, United Kingdom, and Mexico. Internet searches declined after the introduction of national rotavirus vaccination programs, mirroring rotavirus disease activity.