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What is rotavirus?
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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Lonna Larsh
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Gastroenteritis
A virus that can cause a gastroenteritis.

In brief: Gastroenteritis
A virus that can cause a gastroenteritis.
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