rotavirus

Rotavirus

Rotavirus is a highly contagious virus that infects nearly all children by their fifth birthday. Each year in the United States, rotavirus is responsible for an estimated:

• 250,000 emergency room visits*
• 410,000 visits to doctor’s offices*
• 20-60 deaths*
• up to 70,000 hospitalizations*

*among infants and young children under five years of age

Rotavirus symptoms include fever, vomiting, and watery diarrhea. Although symptoms vary, children may experience fever, upset stomach and vomiting, along with frequent watery diarrhea, sometimes multiple times a day. Symptoms typically last three to nine days.

 

Resources

About Rotavirus

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Frequently Asked Questions About Rotavirus

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)

Prevention of Rotavirus Disease: Updated Guidelines for Use of Rotavirus Vaccine

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): Committee on Infectious Diseases

Rotarix Prescribing Information

GlaxoSmithKline

RotaTeq Prescribing Information

Merck & Co., Inc.

Rotavirus

Information for healthcare professionals from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Rotavirus

In-depth information from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Rotavirus Fact Sheet

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)

Rotavirus - Informacion para los padres

Rotavirus information in Spanish for parents from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Rotavirus - Information for Parents

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Rotavirus: Lo que debe saber

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

Rotavirus: Multiple Serotypes and the Argument for Rotavirus Vaccination

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID): Roundtable Discussion (December 2007)

Rotavirus Recursos del Consumidor

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID): Informacion en Espanol

Rotavirus: What You Should Know

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

Rotavirusinfo.com

Merck & Co., Inc.