Rotavirus massive vaccination in Argentina: better than we expected

International Journal of Infectious Diseases
August 2018 Volume 73, Supplement, p1-398
18th ICID abstract supplement 2018

Rotavirus massive vaccination in Argentina: better than we expected
Although Latin America has seen a rapid and successful introduction of rotavirus vaccines since 2006, Argentina only incorporated monovalent vaccine into its National Immunization Program in 2015. No specific surveillance strategy has yet been designed to accurately measure the impact of this recent introduction on the diarrheal disease burden in our country. Thus, we assessed post-vaccine introduction data (all-cause acute diarrhea and rotavirus laboratory confirmed cases, and genotype distribution), compared to pre-vaccination period in children under 5 years of age in Argentina.
Degiuseppe, J. Stupka
Published in issue: August 2018