Is the rotavirus a common cause of severe food poisoning?

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Louise E. Sivak, MD
Pediatrics

Hello, Rotavirus is not a cause of food-borne illness. It is an intestinal virus transmitted by the fecal-oral route. Recent evidence suggests it may also be transmitted via the airborne route. Infants are vaccinated against this virus as part of their standard early immunizations.

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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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