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Is rotavirus more common than viral gastrointestinal infections?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Worldwide, rotavirus causes the most cases of viral gastrointestinal infection among children. By the time they reach their third birthday, most children will have had at least one rotavirus infection. It is far less common in adults. These infections tend to be most common starting in winter and tailing off by March.

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