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How can I quickly test for and prevent rotavirus in my child?

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Dr. Alan Greene
Pediatrics
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In brief: Direct-antigen test

The direct-antigen test can give results in 24 hours and vaccination with a rotavirus vaccine can substantially reduce a child’s risk of life-threatening rotavirus infection.
Studies show that these vaccines can prevent approximately 75% of rotavirus infections and over 95% of hospitalizations due to rotavirus. The rotavirus vaccine is given orally to children at 2 months, 4 months, and 6 months.

In brief: Direct-antigen test

The direct-antigen test can give results in 24 hours and vaccination with a rotavirus vaccine can substantially reduce a child’s risk of life-threatening rotavirus infection.
Studies show that these vaccines can prevent approximately 75% of rotavirus infections and over 95% of hospitalizations due to rotavirus. The rotavirus vaccine is given orally to children at 2 months, 4 months, and 6 months.
Dr. Alan Greene
Dr. Alan Greene
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Dr. Tarek Ezzeddine
Internal Medicine

In brief: No quick test

No home based tests; vaccinate to prevent!

In brief: No quick test

No home based tests; vaccinate to prevent!
Dr. Tarek Ezzeddine
Dr. Tarek Ezzeddine
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