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Rotavirus vaccine in children may offer household protection

September 22, 2014

Adults in households with children who had received rotavirus vaccine demonstrated lower rates of gastroenteritis-related hospitalizations, new data suggest.

“Outpatient gastroenteritis encounters were modestly increased in some age categories,” CDC researchers wrote in TheJournal of Infectious Diseases. “One explanation could be that rotavirus illness occurred in some vaccinated households but was less severe because of lower overall shedding of wild-type rotavirus passed from a previously vaccinated infant (compared to an unvaccinated infant), so that care is more frequently received as an outpatient only and less frequently at a higher level.”

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