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What exactly is rotavirus?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Simon Kimm
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