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What are the symptoms of a rotavirus (RV) infection?

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Symptoms of rotavirus infection, which may last up to 8 days, include fever, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and frequent, watery diarrhea. If it's severe enough, the diarrhea can cause dehydration. Dehydration causes the hospitalizations and deaths associated with this disease.

From: Rotavirus (RV) Vaccine WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Shui, I.M. , 2012. Journal of the American Medical Association

Tamara R. Kuittinen, MD, director, medical education, department of emergency medicine, Lenox-Hill Hospital, New York.

PATH Rotavirus Vaccine Program: "New studies show rotavirus vaccines have led to dramatic reduction in US severe rotavirus disease."

WebMD Health News: "Rotavirus Vaccine a Success Story."

Kidshealth.org: "Infections: Rotavirus."

CDC: "Rotavirus Vaccination."

CDC: "About Rotavirus."

New England Journal of Medicine web site.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 08, 2018

SOURCES:

Shui, I.M. , 2012. Journal of the American Medical Association

Tamara R. Kuittinen, MD, director, medical education, department of emergency medicine, Lenox-Hill Hospital, New York.

PATH Rotavirus Vaccine Program: "New studies show rotavirus vaccines have led to dramatic reduction in US severe rotavirus disease."

WebMD Health News: "Rotavirus Vaccine a Success Story."

Kidshealth.org: "Infections: Rotavirus."

CDC: "Rotavirus Vaccination."

CDC: "About Rotavirus."

New England Journal of Medicine web site.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 08, 2018

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