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How long does gastroenteritis remain contagious?

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Dr. Tim Kilkenny
Pediatrics
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In brief: Up to 3 weeks

Rotavirus, the most common cause of gastroenteritis, is shed in the stool for up to 21 days.
Obviously most kids are not excluded from daycare that long after an illness, which is why hand hygiene is so important.

In brief: Up to 3 weeks

Rotavirus, the most common cause of gastroenteritis, is shed in the stool for up to 21 days.
Obviously most kids are not excluded from daycare that long after an illness, which is why hand hygiene is so important.
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