What Is Rotavirus?
Rotavirus: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention
Rotavirus disease is most common in infants and young children. However, older children and adults also can get sick from rotavirus. Once a person has been exposed to rotavirus, it takes about 2 days for symptoms to appear. Children who get infected may have severe watery diarrhea, vomiting, fever, or abdominal pain. Vomiting and watery diarrhea can last 3 to 8 days. Additional symptoms may include loss of appetite and dehydration loss of body fluids , which can be especially dangerous for infants and young children.
Rotavirus: Causes and treatment
The purpose of the Southern Cross Medical Library is to provide information of a general nature to help you better understand certain medical conditions. Always seek specific medical advice for treatment appropriate to you. This information is not intended to relate specifically to insurance or healthcare services provided by Southern Cross. Rotavirus is a highly contagious virus that causes diarrhoea and vomiting. These symptoms can lead to severe dehydration.
Rotavirus, a highly contagious virus, is the most common cause of infectious gastroenteritis stomach flu among infants and children. Adults can also be infected with rotavirus, although they usually have milder symptoms. The infection often resolves on its own within a week, but the associated nausea and vomiting can cause dehydration.