How does rotavirus spread?


Rotavirus is spread in the stool. The virus can also live on toys and hard surfaces. Rotavirus is very contagious (passes easily from one person to another). To help prevent rotavirus from spreading:

  • Wash your hands well with soap and water especially after diaper
  • Discard dirty diapers right away.
  • Clean toys with soap and water
  • Clean hard surfaces with disinfectant.

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Viral Infections

Viral Infections

Viral infections like herpes simplex, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), chicken pox and rotavirus are infections caused by a virus instead of a bacterium. Viral infections do not respond to antibiotics, but some specific viruses ...

like influenza A and B can be treated with certain antiviral medications. Most commonly, treatment for viral infections includes drinking lots of fluids, getting rest, eating well and letting the illness run its course.

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