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Will the rotavirus have lasting effects on a person years later?

Will the rotavirus have lasting effects on a person years later?

Not: None if the chide was treated probly and vaccinated. Rotavirus can spread easily among infants and young children. While hand washing and cleanliness are important ways to stop the spread of germs, they are not enough to stop rotavirus. The best way to protect children against rotavirus is to get them vaccinated on time. ...Read more

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If my child gets rotavirus, can she get it again within the same month or year?

If my child gets rotavirus, can she get it again within the same month or year?

Yes: Just like a cold, it can cause an infection again, usually not as severe on subsequent infections. ...Read more

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My two year old keeps throwing up foamy liquid every 45 minutes or so. This is second time in three weeks. No other symptoms or ailments. Rotavirus?

My two year old keeps throwing up foamy liquid every 45 minutes or so. This is second time in three weeks. No other symptoms or ailments. Rotavirus?

Foamy liquid: Rotavirus is generally vomiting stomach contents. Have him checked and always consider ingestion of FB in this age group. All the best. ...Read more

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I heard that the new rotavirus vaccine for infants should not be given because of possible side effects. Is that true? What is the danger?

I heard that the new rotavirus vaccine for infants should not be given because of possible side effects. Is that true? What is the danger?

Not True: So far the "new" vaccine appears quite safe with no evidence of serious side effects.And the experts continually moniter the vaccine for side effects.And since the vaccine has been used the number of children taken to er's with severe rotavirus dehydration has declined from roughly 400, 000 per year to about 100, 000 per year. Huge and this will only get better. ...Read more

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How long after vaccines is my 2 month old in the clear from serious side effects? i read 48 hours but im still nervous. receivee rotavirus, dtap, hib.

How long after vaccines is my 2 month old in the clear from serious side effects? i read 48 hours but im still nervous. receivee rotavirus, dtap, hib.

Worry if U wish: It is hard to parent & sort through all the misinformation generated by anti-vaccers. The nasty stuff if any will be evident quickly & 48 hours is a good outlier.Rotavirus vaccine virus will be excreted in the poop for weeks, but I don't consider it a side effect.After almost 4 decades in Pediatrics I consider the vaccines we now have and their safety as the most important advance for our kids. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of rotavirus and dtap vaccine? My son threw up after these vaccines.

What are the side effects of rotavirus and dtap vaccine?  My son threw up after these vaccines.

Not from vaccines: Dtap and rotavirus vaccines are not the cause of vomiting in your son. Most likely it's something else like a virus etc. if vomiting persists or he develops new symptoms like diarrhea or fever have him evaluated for infection. ...Read more

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How could I do with my son"s rotavirus?

How could I do with my son"s rotavirus?

How old is your son?: Rotavirus can be a serious illness for young infants,because of dehydration.Was he not vaccinated?Has he seen his pediatrician? There is no actual treatment for the virus.So in general,if he is vomiting, you need to give him small sips of fluids(the type depends on his age)& watch his urine output.For the diarrhea,if he is on solids,continue them.Talk to his doctor for futher advice. ...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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How long does rotavirus usually last?

How long does rotavirus usually last?

3-7 days. : Symptoms vary from day to day and from person to person. Illness usually begins 12 hours to 4 days after exposure & generally lasts for 3 - 7 days. Children may have only diarrhea or vomiting at first, but with progression become sufficiently ill to require hospitalization. Other symptoms may develop as the disease evolves; about 10% of children have only fever and vomiting upon admission. ...Read more

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How long will the rotavirus usually last?

How long will the rotavirus usually last?

3-7 days. : Symptoms vary from day to day and from person to person. Illness usually begins 12 hours to 4 days after exposure & generally lasts for 3 - 7 days. Children may have only diarrhea or vomiting at first, but with progression become sufficiently ill to require hospitalization. Other symptoms may develop as the disease evolves; about 10% of children have only fever and vomiting upon admission. ...Read more

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How many days does the rotavirus usually last?

Rotavirus illness: The length of illness can vary. Can be anywhere from a few days to up to 10 days. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get rotavirus more than once?

Is it possible to get rotavirus more than once?

Yes: The first episode does not result in permanent immunity. Repeat episodes tend to be milder. Reinfection can occur at any age. ...Read more

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How long does a case of rotavirus usually last for?

Depends: Everyone heals differently. I am sorry i can't be more specific, but our bodies are different in how they react to viruses. ...Read more

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How many doses of rotavirus should be given to a baby?

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How many doses of rotavirus should be given to a baby?

3 doses: Infant typically gets rotavirus vaccine at 2, 4, and 6 months of age. ...Read more

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In what manner is my child likely to contract a rotavirus?

In what manner is my child likely to contract a rotavirus?

Contact: Usually from direct contact which is why good handwashing techniques are so effective in preventing the spread. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if the oral rotavirus is given to a child by injection?

Dangerous: This vaccine is meant to be given by mouth, it is a live vaccine and if you given by injection the virus can reach the blood in high numbers and cause many problems. ...Read more