Effectiveness of Rota vaccine in prevention of Rotavirus gastroenteritis

Sabah Hasan Alatwani, Rasha Khalil Alsaad


Background: Rotavirus gastroenteritis is the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis in children especially during infancy. Rota vaccine plays an important role in prevention of Rotavirus gastroenteritis. 

Purpose: To determine the role of Rotavirus vaccine in prevention or decrease the prevalence of Rota virus gastroenteritis.

Method: The study involved 200 patients who admitted to hospital with acute gastroenteritis and not vaccinated with Rotavirus vaccine and reared as control. Second group include 100 patients presented with gastroenteritis and vaccinated with Rotavirus vaccine (Rotarix type) and reared as cases.

Main results: The rotavirus vaccine decreases the incidence of rotavirus gastroenteritis from 36% in control group (not vaccinated) into 22% in vaccinated group (cases). 

Conclusion: The Rotavirus vaccine plays an important role in prevention the Rotavirus gastroenteritis especially in infancy.


Rota virus, vaccine, RNA virus, diarrhea, cross sectional and gastroenteritis

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