Diarrhea is one of the world’s leading causes of child illness and death, and rotavirus is the most common cause of severe diarrhea. Preventing illness in the first place with rotavirus vaccines is critical. The cost of hospitalizing a child with rotavirus takes a significant toll on families and health systems.
Increase in child’s risk of death two months after suffering from moderate-to-severe diarrhea
Coverage of oral rehydration therapy in places where the most diarrhea deaths occur
Thousands of children worldwide who die from rotavirus disease annually