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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(10): 1178-1184
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.610.142


Does Rota Vaccine Reduce Attacks of Acute Gastroenteritis among Children Under 15 Months of Age?
Rabab Hassan Baaker1*, Ban Adil Alkaaby2 and Shurooq Talib Sadoon3
1 CABP, Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Al-Mustansiryah University, Iraq
2 MRCPCH, FICMS, Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Al-Mustansiryah University, Iraq
3 FICMS-Ped., Central Teaching Hospital, Iraq
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

This study aimed to evaluate the effect of rotavirus vaccine in reducing the attacks of acute gastroenteritis among children between (2-15) months of age. A cross-sectional study was carried out at the Central Teaching Hospital of Pediatrics in Baghdad, Iraq, from 1st of July to 31st of December 2013. 1240 patients, grouped into two groups, (618) vaccinated and (622) unvaccinated group with Rota virus vaccine, aged from >2-15 months. They were attending the Hospital for different reasons. Data collected about sex, age, type of feeding, Rota virus vaccination status, the past medical history of acute watery diarrhea, and a number of attacks that need hospitalization. In the studied sample about 40% of the vaccinated group reported a past medical history of acute gastroenteritis, compared to more than three quarters in the unvaccinated group. The need to hospital admission was reduced noticeably from 64.3% in the unvaccinated group to 37.2% in the vaccinated group. It was shown that children less than one year were more protected than older age group. However, gender, type of feeding did not show a significant effect on the frequency of gastroenteritis in both groups studied. In conclusion, The rota virus vaccination is effective in reducing the attacks and the severity of gastroenteritis among children under 15 months of age.


Keywords: Rota vaccine, Acute gastroenteritis, Diarrhoea in children.
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Rabab Hassan Baaker, Ban Adil Alkaaby and Shurooq Talib Sadoon. 2017. Does Rota Vaccine Reduce Attacks of Acute Gastroenteritis among Children Under 15 Months of Age?Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(10): 1178-1184. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.610.142