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Rotavirus (cont.)

Rotavirus Infection Causes

Infectious gastroenteritis (vomiting and diarrhea) may be caused (in order of frequency) either by viral, bacterial, or fungal agents. There are four viral families that cause the bulk of gastroenteritis. As stated above, rotavirus is responsible for the large majority of illness both worldwide and in the United States. Infection by the norovirus family is implicated in approximately one-third of all viral illnesses causing vomiting and diarrhea. Two other viral families (adenovirus and astrovirus) each cause a low percentage of intestinal disease.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/1/2015

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