Rotavirus

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.

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COVID-19 Peer Hub program works to tackle vaccine hesitancy amid pandemic

COVID-19 Peer Hub program works to tackle vaccine hesitancy amid pandemic

Study shows how rotavirus leads to severe gastrointestinal disease

Study shows how rotavirus leads to severe gastrointestinal disease

Scientists warn Americans are expecting too much from a vaccine

Scientists warn Americans are expecting too much from a vaccine

CHLA investigator receives $3.4 million research grant to study rotavirus vaccine

CHLA investigator receives $3.4 million research grant to study rotavirus vaccine

Discovery of high affinity binders for SARS-CoV-2 spike protein

Discovery of high affinity binders for SARS-CoV-2 spike protein

New model provides district-based forecast of COVID-19 infections

New model provides district-based forecast of COVID-19 infections

Common genetic variants may influence susceptibility to COVID-19

Common genetic variants may influence susceptibility to COVID-19

Testing settled solids in sewage for SARS-CoV-2 more sensitive approach than testing influent

Testing settled solids in sewage for SARS-CoV-2 more sensitive approach than testing influent

Potential sea animal reservoirs for coronaviruses?

Potential sea animal reservoirs for coronaviruses?

Maternal vaccination could protect infants against RSV illness

Maternal vaccination could protect infants against RSV illness

Benefits of routine childhood immunizations far outweigh the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission

Benefits of routine childhood immunizations far outweigh the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission

Dire warning on contamination of water and COVID-19 spread

Dire warning on contamination of water and COVID-19 spread

Study highlights the importance of child vaccine against infections

Study highlights the importance of child vaccine against infections

Spraying disinfectants on streets can be harmful, WHO warns

Spraying disinfectants on streets can be harmful, WHO warns

Drugmakers tout COVID-19 vaccines to refurbish their public image

Drugmakers tout COVID-19 vaccines to refurbish their public image

Rotavirus infection mainly affects children under 5 years of age

Rotavirus infection mainly affects children under 5 years of age

Rotavirus vaccination leads to a decrease in hospitalizations and deaths of children

Rotavirus vaccination leads to a decrease in hospitalizations and deaths of children

Universal childhood vaccination could prevent antimicrobial resistance

Universal childhood vaccination could prevent antimicrobial resistance

Researchers discover unique structure and function of rotavirus VP3 protein

Researchers discover unique structure and function of rotavirus VP3 protein

Stanford scientists describe potential transmission pathways of COVID-19

Stanford scientists describe potential transmission pathways of COVID-19