Is rotavirus related to viral gastrointestinal infections?

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Rotavirus is one of the leading causes of gastrointestinal infections. It primarily targets children and infants, especially those of around one year of age or younger, and its symptoms are much more severe than when it strikes adults. It is generally only passed on to adults through contact with infected babies.

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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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