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Rotavirus is a common illness among children, but it also affects adults. The virus easily spreads through contact with bodily fluids and objects with virus germs. The first symptoms of rotavirus appear a few days after this initial contact with the germs. Even though vaccinations are available, they cannot provide complete protection against rotavirus. Naturally, these vaccines can certainly lower the risks for catching rotavirus. In any event, children who get rotavirus in their early years usually develop a natural immunity against future infections. The following are common symptoms of rotavirus.

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1. Diarrhea

Diarrhea is the most frequently occurring of all the rotavirus symptoms. If it occurs, diarrhea associated with this virus is likely to be very watery. It can continue over a week in some severe cases, but it may also occur over just a couple days. If a child has a bad case of rotavirus, they might suffer as many as twenty bouts of diarrhea per day. The biggest danger comes from the loss of liquids from the body. If the individual doesn't replace their lost fluids, dehydration becomes a very real danger.

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