Rotavirus gastroenteritis among children aged under 5 years in Al Karak, Jordan
ResumoThe introduction of a rotavirus vaccine makes it important to determine the need for vaccination in a population. This study in Jordan in 2007-08 determined the incidence and clinical features of rotavirus gastroenteritis among children aged under 5 years admitted to hospital with diarrhoea. Of 148 children, 59 [39.9%] were ELISA-positive for rotavirus in stool samples, predominantly in the age group < 2 years. There was a marginally higher rate of fever in the rotavirus cases than the non-rotavirus cases. The lowest rate of infection was in winter. No deaths were recorded among the rotavirus or non-rotavirus groups. Rotavirus vaccine was not in use in Jordan at the time of the study
Nafi, O. (2010). Rotavirus gastroenteritis among children aged under 5 years in Al Karak, Jordan. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118006
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 16 (10), 1064-1069, 2010
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