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CHANGE IN ROTAVIRUS EPIDEMIOLOGY IN NORTHEAST FLORIDA AFTER THE INTRODUCTION OF ROTAVIRUS VACCINE

Custodio, Haidee MD*; Masnita-Iusan, Carmen MS†; Wludyka, Peter PhD†; Rathore, Mobeen H. MD, CPE*‡

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181dbf256
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Abstract

Retrospective analysis done at a children's hospital showed significant decrease in infections and hospitalizations caused by rotavirus in northeast Florida after the introduction of rotavirus vaccines in 2006. The rotavirus season was delayed in onset by 8 months and duration prolonged by 2–3 months in 2008, and no definite season occurred in 2009.

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From the *Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL; and †Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and ‡Wolfson Children's Hospital, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL.

Accepted for publication March 1, 2010.

Mobeen Rathore, MD, is on the speakers' bureau and advisory boards of Merck and GlaxoSmithKline.

Address for correspondence: Mobeen H. Rathore, MD, CPE, Department of Pediatrics, 653-1 West 8th Street, L-13, 3rd Floor/LRC, Jacksonville, FL 32209. E-mail: mobeen.rathore@jax.ufl.edu.

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