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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