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This project aimed to evaluate the impact of rotavirus vaccination in both reducing hospitalisations in the Northern Territory (NT) for diarrhoea caused by rotavirus, and in reducing the causes of other types of diarrhoea.
Results of the project found that rotavirus vaccination reduced the incidence of rotavirus hospitalisation by 59% and the risk of all-cause gastroenteritis by 29%, however, rotavirus remains the single most common cause for gastroenteritis in the NT.
The study demonstrated the importance of a rotavirus vaccination program in the NT, and will guide the development of future vaccination programs.
Abstract adapted from Menzies School of Health Research
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