Rotavirus

Rotavirus is a common cause of diarrheal illness. It is a type of viral gastroenteritis, and is hence a type of contagious diarrhea. Rotavirus is a common cause of vomiting and diarrhea, especially in infants and young children. Typical symptoms include nausea, vomiting, watery diarrhea, fever (usually mild fever) and ...

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Introduction: Rotavirus

Rotavirus is a contagious virus that can cause gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach and intestines). Symptoms include severe watery diarrhea, often with vomiting, fever, and abdominal pain. Infants and young children are most likely to get rotavirus disease. They can ...1

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Symptoms of Rotavirus

Children who get infected may have severe watery diarrhea, often with vomiting, fever, and abdominal pain. Vomiting and watery diarrhea can last from 3 to 8 days. Additional symptoms may include loss of appetite and dehydration (loss of body fluids) ...2

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Complications of Rotavirus

Before vaccines became available, rotavirus caused about half of all hospitalised cases of gastroenteritis in children less than 5 years of age. It is estimated that in Australia, about 4% of children were admitted to hospital with rotavirus gastroenteritis in ...3

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Causes List for Rotavirus

Some possible causes of Rotavirus or similar disorders may include:4

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Diagnosis of Rotavirus

If you think your child has rotavirus, this can only be confirmed by laboratory testing. ...Source: New Zealand Health5 ...

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Treatments: Rotavirus

Treatment:  A child with vomiting and diarrhoea should be taken to the doctor who will advise if treatment is needed. Most rotavirus infections resolve without treatment. It is very important for the child to drink plenty of fluids to avoid ...6

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Prevention of Rotavirus

However, vaccinated children are much less likely to get sick from rotavirus, and if they do get sick, their symptoms are usually less severe than unvaccinated children. ...Source: CDC7 ...

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References

  1. Source: CDC: cdc.gov/ rotavirus/ index.html
  2. Source: CDC: cdc.gov/ rotavirus/ about/ symptoms.html
  3. Source: Queensland Health: conditions.health.qld.gov.au/ HealthCondition/ condition/ 14/ 217/ 121/ Rotavirus
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: New Zealand Health: health.govt.nz/ your-health/ conditions-and-treatments/ diseases-and-illnesses/ rotavirus
  6. Source: Queensland Health: conditions.health.qld.gov.au/ HealthCondition/ condition/ 14/ 217/ 121/ Rotavirus
  7. Source: CDC: cdc.gov/ rotavirus/ about/ symptoms.html

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