Prevention of diarrhea due to rotavirus

Description of Prevention of diarrhea due to rotavirus

Rotavirus is a virus that causes gastroenteritis.
Signs and Symptoms
Common symptoms include:
1. Severe diarrhea
2. Vomiting
3. Fever
4. Dehydration
Causes and Risk Factors
Infections happen most often in the winter and spring. It is very easy for children with the virus to spread it to other children and sometimes to adults. Once a child gets the virus, it takes about 2 days to become sick. Vomiting and diarrhea may last from 3 to 8 days.
Treatment and Prevention
1. There is no medicine to treat it.
2. To prevent dehydration, have your child drink plenty of liquids.
3. Your doctor may recommend oral rehydration drinks.
4. Some children need to go to the hospital for IV fluids.
5. Two vaccines against rotavirus infections are available.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Last updated on:
02 Dec 2020 | 10:27 AM (IST)
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