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How to protect against spread of Rotovirus

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 10 years experience
Oral-fecal: Virus is passed from person to person by oral-fecal route.
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Rotavirus: is spread through eating contaminated food, or through close contact with infected individuals. Best practice for prevention is good hand hygiene befo... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Fecal-oral: Mainly by fecal-oral route via contaminated hands utensils food and drink.
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Rotovirus: This virus can spread thru contaminated surfaces touched by infected stools i.e. infants in daycare. Good hand washing is encouraged to prevent spread... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Immunize &wash hands: Rotavirus is one of the most common and potentially serious intestinal viral infections in the us. It is spread by contact, not through the air. So ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 23 years experience
No spread: Many times infants will spit out the oral vaccine while the provider is attempting to give them their vaccine. No need to worry, the virus can not be... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Stomach Bug: Rotavirus is one of the most common viral causes of gastroenteritis in children. Typical sypmtoms include vomitting and diarrhea. Most infants in th... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes: Very. It is spread very easily between children and sometimes adults. Almost every person has been infected with a rotavirus at least once in their ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amanda Xi
Dr. Amanda Xianswered
General Practice 6 years experience
Not likely: Rotavirus is though to spread via the fecal-oral route, so infection occurs in areas of poor sanitation. Good hand washing helps to prevent spread of... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Depends: Everyone heals differently. I am sorry i can't be more specific, but our bodies are different in how they react to viruses.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
3 doses: Infant typically gets rotavirus vaccine at 2, 4, and 6 months of age.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Contact: Usually from direct contact which is why good handwashing techniques are so effective in preventing the spread.

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