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rotavirus in teens
A 34-year-old member asked:
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Very: Yes, very.
A 52-year-old member asked:
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Rotavirus: The scientific name is simply "rotavirus." there are five species, cleverly named a, b, c, d, and e.
A 31-year-old member asked:
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Not usually: Most transmission of rotavirus is either by droplets in the air; or contaminated foodstuffs.
A 34-year-old female asked:
39 years experience in Family Medicine
It has been reported: There have been reported cases of vaccinated individuals passing the virus to unvaccinated persons.
A 53-year-old female asked:
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
About a week: Rotavirus can cause vomiting, diarrhea, fevers and abdominal pain which usually last from 3-8 days.
A 41-year-old member asked:
45 years experience in Pediatrics
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 38-year-old member asked:
30 years experience in Pediatrics
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 50-year-old member asked:
32 years experience in Pediatrics
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
A 73-year-old male asked:
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Gastroenteritis: Rotavirus is a the most common cause of gastroenteritis in children. It causes watery diarrhea. Although it usually is self limiting and not serious ... Read More
A member asked:
50 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Cause of diarrhea: Rotavirus is one of the infectious viral cause of diarrhea - gastroenteritis.
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