VoICE Immunization Evidence

Rotavirus Vaccine will Improve Child Survival by More than Just Preventing Diarrhea: Evidence from Bangladesh

Authored by: Saha, S., Santosham, M., Hussain, M. et al.

Appears in:

Key Concept

Key Evidence: In a Bangladeshi study, pneumonia and acute diarrhea were the first and third most common reasons for childhood hospital admission with over half (54%) of the acute diarrhea admissions caused by rotavirus. One in four children taken to this large pediatric hospital were refused admission because all beds were occupied. Vaccination could have prevented children with rotavirus from requiring essential hospital resources when one in four children refused admission had symptoms of pneumonia.

Published In

Saha, S., Santosham, M., Hussain, M. et al. 2018. Rotavirus Vaccine will Improve Child Survival by More than Just Preventing Diarrhea: Evidence from Bangladesh. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 98(2).