Childhood rotavirus vaccination can protect adults as well

01/24/2013 | HealthDay News ·

The incidence of rotavirus infection among adults declined by about 50% following the introduction of routine rotavirus vaccination in children, according to a study in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. The findings, based on stool samples from 3,500 adults, suggest that childhood vaccination "may protect adults from rotavirus by decreasing the amount of rotavirus circulating in the community," study author Evan Anderson said.

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