Rotavirus Vaccine: Who Should Get Vaccinated and When?
Rotavirus is a virus that is transmitted through stool. It is easily spread by contaminated hands and objects. Symptoms usually begin about 2 days after contact with the virus. Symptoms may include:
Rotavirus rarely causes death in developed countries.
Last reviewedNovember 2014by David L Horn, MD, FACP
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