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Vaccine Stomps out Stomach Illness in Kids

October 23, 2019


The widespread use of a vaccine against a
germ that causes gastrointestinal illness in infants and young children may have proved
its worth. I’m Erin White with your latest health news. A new study from the CDC found that — since
the introduction of the rotavirus vaccine — US children’s hospitalizations for gastroenteritis
have dropped significantly. The CDC estimates that rotavirus causes between 55,000 to 70,000
hospitalizations, and between 20 to 60 deaths in US children under the age 5 each year.
Acute gastroenteritis (also known as the stomach flu) is an inflammation of the gastrointestinal
tract involving both the stomach and small intestine. It can result in diarrhea, vomiting
and abdominal cramps. Consult with your child’s pediatrician about
vaccinations.

1 Comment

  • Reply Patricia Brown June 21, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    I knew it!!!! Vaccines are bad for kids so take that doctors who always make kids cry!! This is also why sooooooo many kids hate their doctor!โ—

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