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Vaccine. 2009 Nov 20;27 Suppl 5:F46-9. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2009.08.065.

Importance and challenges of accurately counting rotavirus deaths in China, 2002.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Division of Viral Diseases, Epidemiology Branch, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA. bwd3@cdc.gov

Abstract

Rotavirus mortality is an important component of the total burden of rotavirus disease for children under 5 years old, but accurate estimation is difficult for many developing countries. Here we applied a more direct method to improve estimates of rotavirus mortality in China using 2002 Chinese-specific data. Results indicate that in 2002, approximately 13,400 children under 5 years old in China died from rotavirus and 70% of these deaths occur in rural areas. Thus, a national rotavirus immunization program targeting rural areas with high mortality from diarrhoea could dramatically reduce these deaths and urban areas could reduce childhood hospitalizations attributed to rotavirus by 43%.

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19931719
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10.1016/j.vaccine.2009.08.065
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