A recapitulation of rotavirus and reinforcement of the need for vaccination

  • Manoj Kumar Menda St Johns Medical College, Bangalore, India.
  • Priyanka Anvekar MGM Medical College and Hospital, Aurangabad, India.
  • Zainab Abbasi Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro
Keywords: Rotavirus, Vaccination, Immunization

Abstract

In 1973, Ruth Bishop discovered Rotavirus, its clinical impacts and public health significance were vastly underrated especially in developed countries. Rotavirus is a double-stranded Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) virus which belongs to the Reoviridae family. So far 10 species (A-J) of this virus have been discovered amongst which Rotavirus A is the most common, that is associated with human infections. Rotavirus diarrhea is a leading cause of under 5-year mortality in children. Several studies have attributed 440,000 deaths in children under 5 years of age. 

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Published
2019-09-01
How to Cite
Menda, M. K., Anvekar, P., & Abbasi, Z. (2019). A recapitulation of rotavirus and reinforcement of the need for vaccination. International Journal of Endorsing Health Science Research (IJEHSR), 7(3), 113-115. https://doi.org/10.29052/IJEHSR.v7.i3.2019.113-115