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Are rotavirus infections generally deadly in third world countries?

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Dr. Yoshi Rahm
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes. They can be.

Rotavirus causes around 500, 000 deaths annually in kids under the age of 5, almost all of which occur in 3rd world countries.
It is spread by fecal oral route and causes copious diarrhea and vomiting which then causes severe dehydration and even death secondary to this dehydration. Clean water an sanitary conditions would prevent most deaths.

In brief: Yes. They can be.

Rotavirus causes around 500, 000 deaths annually in kids under the age of 5, almost all of which occur in 3rd world countries.
It is spread by fecal oral route and causes copious diarrhea and vomiting which then causes severe dehydration and even death secondary to this dehydration. Clean water an sanitary conditions would prevent most deaths.
Dr. Yoshi Rahm
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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
In this country, we have a vaccine for rotavirus, which is given to infants as a series of 3 doses, at 2 months, 4 months and 6 months.
Dr. Howard Fertel
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Potentially

Potentially for infants if they get seriously dehydrated.

In brief: Potentially

Potentially for infants if they get seriously dehydrated.
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