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What is the common name for rotavirus?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Rotovirus: That is the common name. It is responsible for most of the infantile diarrhea hospitalizations in season and many deaths around the world.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Rotavirus: Rotavirus is a reoviridae. Although there isn't a common name for Rotavirus, it does cause stomach flu, aka gastroenteritis.

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