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MultimediaMultimedia products related to rotavirus include a feature story (article of interest to health consumers searching the internet) and podcasts. Other items such as eCards, videos, and posters will be posted as they are available.

 

Podcasts

Podcast
Reeling in Rotavirus (A Cup of Health with CDC) Oct 2009
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Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe diarrhea and dehydration in children younger than five years of age, worldwide, but the tide may be turning. A recent CDC study found that since introduction of a vaccine in 2006, the incidence of rotavirus has substantially declined in the United States. In this podcast, Dr. Jennifer Cortes discusses the importance of parents getting their children the rotavirus vaccine.

Podcast
Reeling in Rotavirus (A Minute of Health with CDC) Oct 2009
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A recent CDC study found since the introduction of a rotavirus vaccine in 2006, incidence of rotavirus has declined substantially in the United States. This podcast discusses the importance of continued vigilance in making sure infants receive the rotavirus vaccine.

Podcast
Rotaviruses Jan 2009
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CDC's Dr. Jon Gentsch discusses rotaviruses, the most important cause of severe gastroenteritis in children less than 5 years of age. Essentially, all children around the world get the disease during the first few years of life.


Podcast
Stop the Belly-Aching (A Cup of Health with CDC) Apr 2008
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Rotavirus, an illness characterized by diarrhea, vomiting, and dehydration, affects nearly every child younger than 5 years of age. Ms. Haley Clayton discusses a vaccine that prevents rotavirus.

Videos

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Rotavirus: New Challenges, New Opportunities Sep 2012
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Dr. Daniel Payne (CDC) and Dr. Eileen Klein (Seattle Children's Hospital and the University of Washington) discuss the burden of rotavirus disease worldwide, the burden of rotavirus infection in the United States, and the effects of rotavirus vaccination on disease trends.


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Rotavirus: Connecting the Dots of a Global Health Crisis Sep 2011
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Dr. Umesh Parashar (CDC) talks about rotavirus disease in the United States and globally, the rotavirus vaccines, and the effectiveness of these vaccines.


Web Feature

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Protect Your Child against Severe Rotavirus
Rotavirus causes severe diarrhea, mostly in babies and young children. The good news is that there are vaccines to help prevent this disease.

 

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