Mar 19, 2019 · 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. Even if they do not become sick, adults who are exposed to rotavirus can spread it to others. While the virus is more apt to affect a child than an adult, rotavirus infections occur in men and women. This eMedTV segment explains which adults are most likely to develop a rotavirus infection and discusses how the virus is treated.Author: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD.
May 23, 2017 · Rotavirus is a type of infection that’s most common in children under the age of 5. It’s highly contagious and easily transmittable. While it occurs most often in young children, adults can Author: Kristeen Cherney. Apr 23, 2018 · 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.
Rotavirus is a virus that spreads easily among infants and young children. The virus can cause severe watery diarrhea, vomiting, fever, and abdominal pain. Children who get rotavirus disease can become dehydrated and may need to be hospitalized. Rotavirus infection in immunocompromised adults can have a variable course from symptomless to severe and sustained infection. Common epidemiological settings for rotavirus infection among adults include endemic disease, epidemic outbreak, travel-related infection, and disease resulting from child-to-adult transmission.Cited by: 337.
Rotavirus B, also called adult diarrhoea rotavirus or ADRV, has caused major epidemics of severe diarrhoea affecting thousands of people of all ages in China. These epidemics occurred as a result of sewage contamination of drinking water. Rotavirus B infections also occurred in India in 1998; the causative strain was named CAL. Unlike ADRV, the Family: Reoviridae. How Big a Problem Is Rotavirus Infection? Prior to the introduction of the rotavirus vaccine, rotavirus infection was responsible for 200,000 emergency room visits, 55,000 hospitalizations, and 60 Author: Joseph Saling.
Rotavirus infection is a contagious illness that causes gastroenteritis. Learn about symptoms in children and adults (vomiting, diarrhea), treatment, and prevention (vaccine, hand washing).