Researchers Find Link Between Common Rotavirus Vaccine And Reduced Risk Of Type 1 Diabetes In Children
11What is rotavirus?
It is a virus that is highly contagious causing problems like gastroenteritis or intestinal inflammation. The rotavirus can be easily spread among infants and young children including family members. Only good hygiene can prevent it spreading like
12How is Rotavirus spread
People spread RV when they shed the virus into their poop. This allows the virus to get into the environment. This is how others in a household are infected mainly
13Symptoms of Rotavirus
The typical symptoms of Rotavirus are gastroenteritis, watery stools and diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fever
14Does vaccination help?
While vaccination in children helps them not to get so severely sick form the disease, it cannot prevent
While doctors recommend medication for treatment of symptoms. There is no specific medicine for the virus. Antibiotics do not help control or manage the disease since it is a virus and not caused by bacteria. Patients should consume plenty of liquids especially oral rehydration solutions available at drug stores. In severe cases, IV will be administered during hospitalization. The rotavirus vaccine is the best way to prevent a child from contracting severe forms of the virus. The vaccines are given as drops in the mouth.