Rotavirus is a stomach virus that targets babies and kids under the age of five. Common symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, and fever. In the majority of cases, the illness passes after a few days without any medical intervention. However, if it continues for a longer period, the parents must take the child to a doctor. The biggest danger rotavirus poses is that it might lead the baby to become dehydrated. Parents need to ensure that their child gets sufficient liquids during this period.
In some countries, for example, the USA and the UK, babies are given an oral vaccine against rotavirus. They receive the vaccine when they are about three months old. Doctors find that it is highly effective preventing rotavirus. Even those who are concerned about the possible side effects of vaccinations can be reassured in these cases. This vaccine has already been used for some years with no reports of any problems.
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