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Does rotavirus infection usually cause many symptoms?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes many: Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe diarrhea among infants and young children vomiting, watery diarrhea, and low-grade fever. Symptoms often start with vomiting followed by four to eight days of profuse diarrhea. Dehydration is more common in rotavirus infection than in most of those caused by bacterial pathogens, and is the most common cause of death related to rotavirus infection.
Answered on Nov 26, 2013
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