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how to tell the difference between norovirus and rotavirus

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Several: Rotavirus and norovirus infections are generally limited to the GI tract. Although influenza may also produce GI symptoms, the upper and occasionally ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
14 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Doesn't matter: Although virologists can distinguish these, clinically it doesn't matter which a person has. Both are highly contagious, diarrheal organisms that are ... Read More
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Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
By viral culture: But you can make guesses as to which virus it is. Norovirus occurs all year round. Rotavirus is in cooler months ( October -April). Rotavirus very com ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Virus: Typically symptoms gradually subside by a week or so. Resting helps. Avoid roughage in diet while eating soft solid bland foods and broths. Drink enou ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: As an adult, you have more than likely been infected with the virus as a child and have some degree of immunity. Should you contract the infection, yo ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: These are different viruses with different genetic makeup. The immunity gained from rotovirus is protective for furtur rotovirus exposure, not other G ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Different viruses: Both affect the gastrointestinal tract. norovirus causes mostly vomiting and rotavirus mostly diarrhea
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
31 years experience Pediatric Infectious Disease
Dangerous: This vaccine is meant to be given by mouth, it is a live vaccine and if you given by injection the virus can reach the blood in high numbers and cause ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Let your doctor know: It is always good policy to, and most physicians welcome when you, express medical concerns. Never hesitate to communicate with your doctor--he needs ... Read More
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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: You should discuss with your doctor the symptoms and decide if it is worthless to go ahead with a second immunization.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Do not eat: Make sure you have enough to drink, since the main risk is for dehydration. If you do not feel like eating, do not eat. Once your appetite is back, st ... Read More

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