Disease of the Week: Rotavirus
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Rotavirus Is Still With Us—How to Prevent an Outbreak Dec 2018
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Dr. Rachel Burke (CDC) talks about rotavirus disease and recent outbreaks that illustrate some general characteristics of rotavirus outbreaks in the post-vaccine era.
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 in the United States and worldwide and the effects of rotavirus vaccination on disease trends.
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.
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.
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.