• severe
  • 1 , 2 The spectrum of rotavirus infection ranges from asymptomatic infection, to mild, watery diarrhoea of limited duration, to severe dehydrating diarrhoea with vomiting, fever, electrolyte imbalance, shock and death. (health.gov.au)
  • Rotavirus infections are often more severe than other common causes of diarrhoea, and are more likely to result in dehydration and hospitalisation. (health.gov.au)
  • After a single natural infection, 40% of children are protected against any subsequent infection with rotavirus, 75% are protected against diarrhoea from a subsequent rotavirus infection, and 88% are protected against severe diarrhoea. (health.gov.au)