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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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

Rotavirus vaccination not linked to type 1 diabetes mellitus risk

Rotavirus vaccination not linked to type 1 diabetes mellitus risk

LSTM to host a high-level symposium ahead of major vaccine conference in London

LSTM to host a high-level symposium ahead of major vaccine conference in London

UMSOM research shows even milder cases of diarrheal diseases can lead to child mortality

UMSOM research shows even milder cases of diarrheal diseases can lead to child mortality

Maternal microbiota is a source of newborn immunity, shows study

Maternal microbiota is a source of newborn immunity, shows study

Early-life disruption to lymphotoxin pathway in mice can compromise adult immunity to rotavirus

Early-life disruption to lymphotoxin pathway in mice can compromise adult immunity to rotavirus

Tulane virus needs intracellular calcium to replicate

Tulane virus needs intracellular calcium to replicate

Rotavirus plays role in development of type 1 diabetes

Rotavirus plays role in development of type 1 diabetes

Rotavirus infection may play a role in type 1 diabetes development

Rotavirus infection may play a role in type 1 diabetes development

UMSOM receives landmark contract from NIAID for influenza research

UMSOM receives landmark contract from NIAID for influenza research

Study defines how diarrhea-causing rotavirus initially interacts with the host

Study defines how diarrhea-causing rotavirus initially interacts with the host

Number of fully-immunized Australian kids hits record high

Number of fully-immunized Australian kids hits record high

New strategy may strengthen gut-brain communication

New strategy may strengthen gut-brain communication