Rotavirus is one of the major causes of death in children under five years old. It is responsible for roughly one third of all severe diarrheal hospitalizations of infants and children. Once a child is infected with Rotavirus there is a two day incubation period before the symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, and dehydration appear. Rotavirus vaccines are one of the most effective interventions that remarkably reduce the mortality rate. They also significantly lift the burden on healthcare systems. Yet, they are heavily neglected, especially in developing countries.
Below please find our dashboard for Rotavirus mortalities and vaccine coverage in children, in African countries.
Mean Mortalities in Children under 5 (per 100000) (2016)
Mean Preventable Mortalities of Children under 5 (2016)
Mean Percentage of Vaccination for Children under 1 (2016)
Mean Percentage of Vaccination for Children under 1