• Unfortunately, rotavirus is a highly contagious virus and so is easily transmitted by the faecal-oral route (spread by touch and poor hygiene), although it can also be passed on by droplet (respiratory) transmission such as coughing or sneezing. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Rotavirus is very contagious. (cdc.gov)
  • Rotavirus is very contagious and, as a result, very common in young kids. (parents.com)
  • Rotavirus is so contagious, especially during winter months, that it can be difficult to prevent. (parents.com)
  • USA TODAY , "Momoa at Mauna Kea, Confederate context, Guthrie garbage tribute: News from around our 50 states," 2 Aug. 2019 Diarrheal diseases, including contagious rotavirus causing watery diarrhea, vomiting, fever and abdominal pain (mostly among infants and young children), are another risk when children are too tightly housed. (merriam-webster.com)
  • Rotavirus also infects animals, which may provide a reservoir for new strains of rotavirus that could cause zoonotic epidemics in humans. (bionity.com)
  • RotaTeq protects against the five main strains of rotavirus, but there's also some evidence that it may protect against more, says Neal Halsey, MD, director of the Institute for Vaccine Safety at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Maryland and a member of the Parents magazine board of advisors. (parents.com)
  • Furthermore, although there has been a downward trend in the number of bacterial and parasitic gastroenteritides, viral ones (particularly those caused by rotavirus) have remained stable. (news-medical.net)
  • FACTS: Rotavirus (or "wheel" virus in Latin, after its microscopic appearance) is one of the most common viral infections among young children. (giantmicrobes.com)
  • Yoshikazu Yuki, PhD, of the University of Tokyo, and colleagues reported in the Journal of Clinical Investigation on the development of rice that was genetically engineered to produce an antibody fragment to protect against rotavirus and, when fed to normal and immune-deficient mice, reduced viral load. (medpagetoday.com)
  • In an infected cell this enzyme produces mRNA transcripts for the synthesis of viral proteins and produces copies of the rotavirus genome RNA segments for newly produced virus particles. (wikipedia.org)
  • There is no treatment for rotavirus itself. (epnet.com)
  • There is no specific treatment for rotavirus, according to the Mayo Clinic. (ehow.co.uk)
  • The name rotavirus was coined in 1974 by Thomas Henry Flewett , who observed that, viewed through an electron microscope, a rotavirus particle looks like a wheel ( rota in Latin). (bionity.com)
  • The name rotavirus comes from the circular shape of the virus, and the Latin: rota=wheel. (giantmicrobes.com)
  • In hospitals, rotavirus outbreaks are controlled by isolating infected patients and following strict hand-washing procedures. (kidshealth.org)
  • Globally, an estimated 527,000 children die every year from rotavirus. (cdc.gov)
  • Globally, rotaviruses are the most common cause of severe diarrhea in children younger than 2 years. (healthychildren.org)
  • Susan Scutti, CNN , "'Crowding diseases' threaten migrant children held in US border protection facilities, expert says," 24 June 2019 Globally, cervical cancer and rotavirus infections kill hundreds of thousands of women and children every year. (merriam-webster.com)
  • Rotavirus , a leading cause of death among infants and children under the age of five, is a genus of double-stranded RNA virus in the taxonomic family Reoviridae . (bionity.com)
  • Rotavirus is a genus of double-stranded RNA virus in the family Reoviridae. (dmoztools.net)
  • In addition to its impact on human health, rotavirus also infects animals, and is a pathogen of livestock. (wikipedia.org)
  • During the replication, rotavirus ligands on the outer capsid hemagglitinating protein VP4 bind to sialic acid receptors on the cell about to be infected. (kenyon.edu)
  • Rotavirus is divided into seven species. (bionity.com)
  • There are seven species of rotavirus, referred to as A, B, C, D, E, F, and G. Humans are primarily infected by species A, B and C, most commonly by species A. All seven species cause disease in animals. (bionity.com)
  • You may suspect that it is rotavirus when the fever and vomiting subside but the diarrhea continues, sometimes for weeks, writes Sears. (modernmom.com)
  • Rotavirus B is notable for causing major epidemics of severe diarrhea affecting thousands of people in China, primarily as a result of sewage contamination of drinking water. (news-medical.net)
  • Rotavirus can be found infecting the stomach and intestine. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Rotavirus comes in stages and resembles stomach flu in the beginning. (modernmom.com)
  • The rotavirus replicates in the cytoplasm of the host cell. (kenyon.edu)
  • Infections due to endemic CAL-1 strain of rotavirus B occurred in 1998 in Kolkata, the capital of India's West Bengal state. (news-medical.net)
  • The fifth reassortant virus expresses the attachment protein VP4, (type P1A), from the human rotavirus parent strain and the outer capsid protein VP7 (serotype G6) from the bovine rotavirus parent strain. (wikipedia.org)
  • Large numbers of rotavirus particles are excreted by infected people, and are spread via the fecal-oral route . (bionity.com)
  • The presence of rotavirus can be confirmed by the electron microscopical examination of faeces or colon contents for the characteristic particles or by polyacrilamide gel electrophoresis to detect the characteristic double-stranded RNA. (pigprogress.net)
  • The NIAID/JCVI Rotavirus Genomics Project seeks to provide valuable insights into rotavirus molecular epidemiology and evolution. (jcvi.org)
  • An effective oral rotavirus vaccine-created by NIAID scientists in the mid- to late 1980s and developed further through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with an industry partner-has now been licensed by the NIH Office of Technology Transfer to BIOVIRx, Inc., of Minneapolis, MN. (news-medical.net)
  • Later, he and his colleagues in NIAID developed the rotavirus vaccine that was tested in the United States and abroad in collaborative studies. (news-medical.net)
  • Most adults build up immunity during childhood, so they are less susceptible to rotavirus. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • In susceptible people, rotavirus infects cells that line the small intestine , producing an enterotoxin. (bionity.com)
  • Healthy adults infected with rotavirus may have only mild symptoms or none at all, according to the Mayo Clinic. (ehow.co.uk)
  • A confirmed case of rotavirus diarrhea was defined as diarrhea in a patient who had rotavirus antigen detected by a commercial enzyme immunoassay (EIA) (most frequently used assay was IDEIA Rotavirus [Oxoid Ltd (Ely), Cambridge, United Kingdom]) in a fecal specimen. (cdc.gov)
  • Your doctor may need to test your child's blood, urine , or stool to confirm that the diarrhea is being caused by rotavirus and not by bacteria. (kidshealth.org)
  • A stool test can detect rotavirus. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • People with this disease shed a lot of rotavirus in their stool. (cdc.gov)
  • Rotavirus is in the feces (stool) of infected people, and can be spread by hands, diapers, or objects such as toys, changing tables, or doorknobs that have a small amount of stool on them. (cdc.gov)
  • The virus is passed through the stool of someone with rotavirus. (epnet.com)
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that rotavirus vaccine be included in national routine vaccinations programs, especially in areas where the disease is common. (wikipedia.org)
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) now recommends a rotavirus vaccine be included in the lineup of routine immunizations given to all infants. (kidshealth.org)
  • CDC recommends that infants get vaccinated against rotavirus disease. (cdc.gov)