Rotavirus Infections and How They Can Be Treated

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You might not be aware of the fact that the Rotavirus is responsible for the inflammation of the intestines as well as the stomach. This, in turn, can cause diarrhea in both the infants and the children in every nook and corner of the world.

The Rotavirus can affect the children who are below three years of age and have not been vaccinated yet. It is extremely important to treat the infections that are caused as a result of Rotavirus to stay protected.

What Causes the Rotavirus Infections?

The Rotavirus consists of the double-stranded RNA, which is enclosed by outer layers known as the capsid. There are chances that a child is infected by various strains of this virus.

This is why children can have different kinds of Rotavirus infection. Adults can also get the Rotavirus infection, but they are not as severe when compared to the infections in the children and infants. In children, this virus can even lead to death.

Studies have claimed that this virus is responsible for the death of more than fifty-thousand children all over the world.

Risk Factors

Rotavirus is commonly known to infect the children and the infants, though adults can be infected too. It is important to keep in mind that the Rotavirus infection is contagious, and it is best to maintain a distance from the one who is affected.

This is why it can be extremely risky to put your child in a daycare where many other children visit. Chances are, one or two children can be infected with the Rotavirus, and your child can be infected from them, as it is highly contagious. Rotavirus starts affecting the children by three years.

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Signs and Symptoms of Rotavirus

Normally, the time taken from the initial stage of the infection to the symptoms of a Rotavirus infection is two to three days, but it can depend on the immunity system of the affected as well.

Sometimes it can also take one day. The symptoms that are associated with the Rotavirus infection include:

  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Watery Diarrhea
  • Dehydration
  • Lethargy
  • Extreme thirst
  • Sunken eyes
  • Dry and cool skin

Diagnosing Rotavirus

The physicians can diagnose this condition by detecting the presence of the Rotavirus in the stool of a patient. ELISA testing is also done by few of the doctors for the proper diagnosis of the infection.

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How is Rotavirus Treated


Normally, the Rotavirus infection is treated by a pediatrician. If the condition is severe and complicated, the emergency or specialist physicians may treat the infection.

The doctors state that no particular treatment is appropriate for the Rotavirus infection. The treatment involves drinking lots of fluid so as to prevent the body from getting dehydrated. Many times, children also require intravenous fluids to prevent dehydration.


Normally, the Rotavirus infection starts resolving itself after nine days, if the immunity of a child is strong. If not, the doctors will suggest a few medicines along with a proper fluid intake to get rid of the infection.

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  1. Thanks for such a knowledgeable post ! I am sharing it with other firnds too who have kids and need to know about Rotavirus vaccination .

  2. Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe diarrhea in children and infants worldwide.. Thanks for sharing Such a helpful post..

  3. very informative, I did not know so much about this topic and i am going to send this all my mommy friends

  4. I am totally not aware of this Rotavirus ,just heard this name but never take this seriously , thank you for writing an article about this ,now everyone will be aware of this and take care of little things

  5. I always read about Rota Virus vaccine but never realized it could be deadly in children. This is a detailed information offering a lot of information.

  6. Thank you so mich for such a in depth post. I didn’t know about it. Glad that medications are available

  7. Rotavirus is a leading virus in causing diarrhoea amongst children. We got our kid vaccinated well within the preferred age group.

  8. I had no idea about rotavirus! It causes diarrhoea! The symptoms are very regular too.. hard to identify! Thanks for the post, now we know better!

  9. I was totally unaware of rotavirus I’m glad I stumbled upon this insightful and informative post a story educative as I did not know that it was so contagious and deadly amongst children

  10. Very informative article. I had heard about Rotavirus but did not excatly know about its effects.

  11. Thanks for sharing this post. My son is 4 and half years old and always gets diarrhoea when we come to India. It takes about 3 weeks for him to get better. He has not been given the vaccination for rotavirus. I don’t think it’s given to every child in the UK but I will check with the hospital.

  12. That’s such an insightful post. Thanks for sharing. I have a small kid and have to be very careful with him but he still catches infection easily. I will keep an eye on the symptoms. It’s difficult to keep kids away from other kids specially in preschool.

  13. Very helpful post! Thank you for sharing this piece of information

  14. This is one of the fastest growing virus among kids. Agree with you that timely management can help a long way

  15. I seriously did not have any information regarding Rota virus. Thanks for sharing and now I understand why we should be aware.

  16. Given the season’s changes, kids go through a lot of health issues and catching virus and infections are so common given low immunity as well. Its important for parents like us to be aware of the virus and the best ways to get it treated. This is quite a useful post.

  17. This is quite informative. I got both my kids vaccinated for Rotavirus as it can be serious if not paid attention to.

  18. Very informative post for new moms . I know lots of things about rotavirus through my family doctor. And Ajisth got rotavirus vaccine within the preferred age group..

  19. This is another new one! Where and why are so many new viruses coming up.. Its so scary. Thanks for sharing the information.

  20. Very insightful post indeed. This post would help to cure many rotavirus affected babies

  21. This is a really informative post. I didn’t have such deep knowledge on rotavirus and will definitely gonna share with my other mom friends.

  22. ROtavirus infection is dreaded one in children. Thanks for this informative post. We also got my son vaccinated for it but still awareness needs to be spread.

  23. Extremely useful article. It does give me a heartache to read Abt it but the info shared and the remedy resolves the issue immediately.

  24. Amazing and informative post. Very useful info for the rotavirus and their vaccination in the children. Great thoughts.

  25. Rota virus vaccine is really important for kids these days and it is very conveniently available in market. You post is very good to create awareness about rotavirus among parents.

  26. Informative post. Liked you compiled the blog. The awareness about is so necessary.

  27. I really wanted to write a  comment to thank you for all the nice ideas you are giving on this article.

  28. Very informative post. I am a bioengineering student and stumbled upon this blog post while searching about Rotavirus’s symptoms. Very well written article

    1. Thanks Trishna !! I am glad that you found it helpful and informative !!

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