11 doctors weighed in:
Are rotaviruses dangerous for children?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree
In brief: Can Be
Rotavirus is a common cause of gastroenteritis, usually diarrhea.
Some cases can progress to severe dehydration. In the USA, several dozen children a year died from this disease, often infants.As many as 400,000 ER visits were occurring. Fortunately we have a safe effective vaccine that protects infants and seen a decrease in the severity. If suffering from it you need to hydrate.

In brief: Can Be
Rotavirus is a common cause of gastroenteritis, usually diarrhea.
Some cases can progress to severe dehydration. In the USA, several dozen children a year died from this disease, often infants.As many as 400,000 ER visits were occurring. Fortunately we have a safe effective vaccine that protects infants and seen a decrease in the severity. If suffering from it you need to hydrate.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Mounaf Ahmad
there is a vaccine now for rota virus. The umber of cases seen today have dropped by probably 70-80%. rota virus can cause severe dehydration.
Dr. Noah Federman
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: They can be
Generally rotavirus causes a self limited gastrointestinal illness.
It can be dangerous if the child gets dehydrated and cannot keep up with fluid losses from protracted diarrhea and vomiting.

In brief: They can be
Generally rotavirus causes a self limited gastrointestinal illness.
It can be dangerous if the child gets dehydrated and cannot keep up with fluid losses from protracted diarrhea and vomiting.
Dr. Noah Federman
Dr. Noah Federman
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Dr. Naomi Zilkha
Pediatrics
In brief: Rotavirus
Generally, in the United States, rotavirus does not cause anything worse than dehydration, which sometimes requires and Emercency Room visit for IV fluids or even a hospitalizations.
Rotavirus is more of an issue in developing nations where dehydration can more easily become life-threatening

In brief: Rotavirus
Generally, in the United States, rotavirus does not cause anything worse than dehydration, which sometimes requires and Emercency Room visit for IV fluids or even a hospitalizations.
Rotavirus is more of an issue in developing nations where dehydration can more easily become life-threatening
Dr. Naomi Zilkha
Dr. Naomi Zilkha
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