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How does rotavirus spread?

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If your child has rotavirus, it's present in their poop before symptoms start and up to 10 days after they taper off. During that time, when your child wipes after using the toilet, rotavirus can spread to his hands.

If he doesn't wash his hands, the virus can spread to everything he touches.

From: What Is Rotavirus? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

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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