Symptoms of rotavirus in adults

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Rotavirus is a common stomach and intestinal illness. It mostly affects babies and young children. It is one of the most common causes of severe diarrhea. Almost all children will have a rotavirus infection by the time they are 5 years old. Rotavirus is highly contagious.

What Is Rotavirus?

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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. For more articles go to the Medical Library index page. Rotavirus is a highly contagious virus that causes diarrhoea and vomiting. These symptoms can lead to severe dehydration.

An Overview of Rotavirus

Rotavirus is a very contagious virus that causes diarrhea. Before the development of a vaccine, most children had been infected with the virus at least once by age 5. Although rotavirus infections are unpleasant, you can usually treat this infection at home with extra fluids to prevent dehydration.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that before the rotavirus vaccine was introduced in , the infection led to the following yearly statistics in children age 5 and younger in the United States:. The vaccine is over 90 percent effective in preventing severe rotavirus disease. It usually resolves on its own with time. However, dehydration is a serious concern.