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How can rotavirus cause dehydration?

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With all the vomiting and diarrhea, your child may not feel like eating or drinking. This can cause your child to get dehydrated, which might even become life-threatening and require him being put in the hospital.

Older adults, especially those with other illnesses or conditions, might also get dehydrated.

From: What Is Rotavirus? WebMD Medical Reference

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CDC: "Rotavirus."

Mayo Clinic: "Rotavirus."

Cleveland Clinic Children's: "Rotavirus."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on February 02, 2019

SOURCES:

CDC: "Rotavirus."

Mayo Clinic: "Rotavirus."

Cleveland Clinic Children's: "Rotavirus."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on February 02, 2019

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