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rotavirus vaccination coverage and adherence to the advisory committee on immunization practices (acip)-recommended vaccination schedule--united states, february 2006-may 2007.worldwide, rotavirus is the leading cause of severe gastroenteritis in children aged <5 years. in february 2006, a new human-bovine rotavirus vaccine, rotateq (merck & co., inc., whitehouse station, new jersey), was recommended by the advisory committee on immunization practices (acip) for routine vaccination of u.s. infants. three doses of rotateq are recommended at ages 2, 4, and 6 months. the first dose should be administered between ages 6 and 12 weeks, and vaccination should not be initiate ...200818418345
delayed onset and diminished magnitude of rotavirus activity--united states, november 2007-may 2008.rotavirus is the leading cause of severe acute gastroenteritis among infants and young children, accounting for an estimated 527,000 deaths among children aged <5 years worldwide in 2004 (1,2). in the united states, rotavirus causes few deaths (20-60) each year, but remains a substantial cause of morbidity among children, resulting in approximately 55,000--70,000 hospitalizations, 205,000-272,000 emergency department (ed) visits, and 410,000 physician office visits. in the continental united sta ...200818583958
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