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Doctor insights on: Is Rotavirus A Kind Of Airborne Virus

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Is rotavirus a kind of airborne virus?

Is rotavirus a kind of airborne virus?

Not likely: Rotavirus is though to spread via the fecal-oral route, so infection occurs in areas of poor sanitation. Good hand washing helps to prevent spread of viruses such as rotavirus. ...Read more

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Can I catch rotavirus by breathing in the virus?

Can I catch rotavirus by breathing in the virus?

Not likely: Rotavirus is thought to be spread via the fecal-oral route -- so areas with poor sanitation and cleanliness could result in the ingestion of the virus. ...Read more

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What are "rotavirus", "norwalk virus", and "adenovirus"?

What are "rotavirus", "norwalk virus", and "adenovirus"?

Just that: These are different viruses which are all capable of producing human infection. These have in common the capacity to produce gastroenteritis and can be spread rapidly from person to person. ...Read more

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If my baby's oral rotavirus vaccine got all over her face, can the virus be spread from there? Should I clean her face?

If my baby's oral rotavirus vaccine got all over her face, can the virus be spread from there? Should I clean her face?

No spread: Many times infants will spit out the oral vaccine while the provider is attempting to give them their vaccine. No need to worry, the virus can not be spread in this manner. You can wash your infant's face with warm water mainly due to the added flavoring in the suspension. ...Read more

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Why do doctors push the rotavirus vaccine. The virus is harmless in us?

Why do doctors push the rotavirus vaccine. The virus is harmless in us?

You Are Wrong: Since the introduction of the vaccine, it is estimated that the number of children requiring ed visits has decreased 75% from 400, 000/year to 100, 000/year. And in the usa several dozen deaths from rotavirus per year has decreased.And you think this is harmless! ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for rotavirus infection?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for rotavirus infection?

Care supportive: Kids with rotovirus are generally treated with supportive measures.Rehydration fluids, diet as tolerated and monitored urine output. Occasionally IV fluids are necessary. The virus will resolve within 3-8 days and gut recovery will follow close behind. There are no abx or anti-diarrhea meds that help this in a small child. An adult might try loperamide for the cramps & loose stools. ...Read more

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There are two kind of rotavirus vaccine (rotateq and rotarix). Do you need both?

There are two kind of rotavirus vaccine (rotateq and rotarix). Do you need both?

No, not both: The immunization schedule (they vary from one another) should be completed with one or the other. ...Read more

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What is rotavirus?

What is rotavirus?

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, almost 2 million children become seriously ill from dehydration world wide every year, and over 500,000 children under 5 die. In the US there were 35-40 deaths each year from this before the vaccine, which has decreased these numbers. ...Read more

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What is rotavirus?

What is rotavirus?

A diarrhea virus: Rotavirus is a virus that causes diarrhea, and is contagious. It is one of the most common causes of children's diarrhea, but luckily, there is a vaccine now to protect against it. Babies and children who have gotten the vaccine should either not get the diarrhea or just get a milder case of it, when they catch the rotavirus. ...Read more

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What exactly is rotavirus?

What exactly is rotavirus?

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 organized. The reoviridae, the family rotavirus belongs, have double-stranded RNA as their genetic material, enclosed in a 'capsid'. Rotavirus is an important cause of infectious diarrhea in infants and young children. There is currently a vaccine. ...Read more

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