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3l.2 How common is rotavirus?




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This article is from the Childhood Vaccinations FAQ, by Lynn Gazis-Sax lynng@alsirat.com with numerous contributions by others.

3l.2 How common is rotavirus?

The AAP Committee on Infections Diseases estimates that rotavirus is
responsible for 3 million cases of diarrhea, 50,000 hospitalizations,
and 20 to 40 deaths each year in the United States.

 

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