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Rotavirus is a common cause of gastroenteritis in infants and young children, which can cause vomiting, diarrhea, fever and abdominal pain.

How does rotavirus spread?

Rotavirus is spread through the fecal-oral route, which is transmitted directly from person to person, but is indirectly transmitted by ingesting contaminated water or food.

What are the symptoms of gastroenteritis caused by rotavirus infection?

After about two days of incubation, symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, and fever appear. The severity of the symptoms depends on whether the infection is first or reinfection, and symptoms most often occur when the infant first infects three months after birth. Symptoms can vary from asymptomatic infection to severe diarrhea with high fever and vomiting.

How can I treat gastroenteritis caused by rotavirus infection?

Rotavirus gastroenteritis has no special treatment and is treated with symptomatic therapy to prevent dehydration.

How do you prevent gastroenteritis caused by rotavirus infection?

Rotavirus vaccination can prevent gastroenteritis caused by rotavirus infection.

Rotavirus vaccination is not part of the National Immunization Program,

and you should discuss with your doctor on the cost-effective aspects of immunization and decide if you will be vaccinated.

  • 1) Rotavirus vaccine
  • : Rotavirus vaccine used in Korea is an oral live vaccine. There are two kinds (RotaTech, Rotarix)
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  • 2) Inoculation time:
    • – RotaTech (5): 3 doses in 2, 4 and 6 months of age
    • – Rotarix (1-stage): 2 inoculation at 2 and 4 months after birth
  •  When vaccinating rotavirus, it is recommended to vaccinate with the same manufacturer’s vaccine.
What are the adverse reactions after Rotavirus vaccination?

Adverse reactions that can occur after rotavirus vaccination are rare. Y

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