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Rotavirus in teens

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

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Rotavirus: The scientific name is simply "rotavirus." there are five species, cleverly named a, b, c, d, and e.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Not usually: Most transmission of rotavirus is either by droplets in the air; or contaminated foodstuffs.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chethan Sarabu
Dr. Chethan Sarabuanswered
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Very unlikely: Rotavirus virus and vaccine is shed in the stool so risk of getting it is highest when changing diapers, so wash your hands well with soap then. The v... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
About a week: Rotavirus can cause vomiting, diarrhea, fevers and abdominal pain which usually last from 3-8 days.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: Rotovirus is shed in the stool in great numbers & can be found in the vomit of affected kids.Transmission can occur if only a few organisms are inges... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Isolation/hygiene: There is no cure for rotavirus, so treatment is more for making your child feel better and to prevent any complications from dehydration. If your chil... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Rotateq or Rotarix: There are two rotavirus vaccines in the U.S.. Both are live-virus oral vaccines. Rotateq is given in 3 doses, and Rotarix is 2 doses. A baby can start... Read More
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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 51 years experience
Cause of diarrhea: Rotavirus is one of the infectious viral cause of diarrhea - gastroenteritis.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 16 years experience
A virus-affects kids: Rotavirus is one type of many viruses that can affect humans. Viruses are classified by what type of genetic material they have and how they are organ... Read More

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