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Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe diarrhea among children, resulting in the hospitalization of approximately 55,000 children each year in the United States and the death of over 600,000 children annually worldwide. The incubation period for rotavirus disease is approximately 2 days. The disease is characterized by vomiting and watery diarrhea for 3 - 8 days, and fever and abdominal pain occur frequently. Immunity after infection is incomplete, but repeat infections tend to be less severe than the original infection.
Rotavirus vaccination in babies, young children linked to slightly increased risk for intussusception

Rotavirus vaccination in babies, young children linked to slightly increased risk for intussusception

UCF researcher combines new and old science to create method for speedy medical tests

UCF researcher combines new and old science to create method for speedy medical tests

Scientists unravel new genetic immunodeficiency that makes children vulnerable to mild illnesses

Scientists unravel new genetic immunodeficiency that makes children vulnerable to mild illnesses

Childhood diarrhea from pathogens more common than previously thought?

Childhood diarrhea from pathogens more common than previously thought?

New report highlights global burden of maternal, newborn and young child deaths

New report highlights global burden of maternal, newborn and young child deaths

GUMC to honor health professional Roger I. Glass with 2016 Cura Personalis Award

GUMC to honor health professional Roger I. Glass with 2016 Cura Personalis Award

New report highlights need for innovations to combat pneumonia and diarrhea among children

New report highlights need for innovations to combat pneumonia and diarrhea among children

ETS provides key tips to be healthy during autumn and winter

ETS provides key tips to be healthy during autumn and winter

Study provides unprecedented insights into causes of childhood diarrhea

Study provides unprecedented insights into causes of childhood diarrhea

Study offers unprecedented quantification of pathogens that cause childhood diarrhea

Study offers unprecedented quantification of pathogens that cause childhood diarrhea

New research shows childhood diarrhea cases significantly higher than estimated

New research shows childhood diarrhea cases significantly higher than estimated

Batavia Biosciences receives $8 million grant to develop safe, affordable rotavirus vaccine

Batavia Biosciences receives $8 million grant to develop safe, affordable rotavirus vaccine

Pre-travel consultation can help international travelers to prepare for trip

Pre-travel consultation can help international travelers to prepare for trip

Cases of rotavirus infections fall by 84% thanks to vaccination

Cases of rotavirus infections fall by 84% thanks to vaccination

Scientists grow noroviruses in laboratory cultures of human intestinal epithelial cells

Scientists grow noroviruses in laboratory cultures of human intestinal epithelial cells

Naturally-occurring sugars in woman's breast milk may protect infants against life threatening bacteria

Naturally-occurring sugars in woman's breast milk may protect infants against life threatening bacteria

Mobile devices of healthcare workers often contaminated by viral RNA

Mobile devices of healthcare workers often contaminated by viral RNA

Unmanned drones could be economical to deliver vaccines quickly in developing countries

Unmanned drones could be economical to deliver vaccines quickly in developing countries

Study finds decrease in Google searches for chickenpox after vaccination implementation

Study finds decrease in Google searches for chickenpox after vaccination implementation

New data visualization platform identifies shortfalls in vaccine introduction and coverage

New data visualization platform identifies shortfalls in vaccine introduction and coverage