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Rotavirus (cont.)

Synonyms and Keywords

rotavirus, viral gastroenteritis, prevention, outbreak, symptoms, babies, infection, treatment, children, cause, adult, stomach virus, diarrhea, vomiting, gastroenteritis, vaccine, dehydration, children, RotaTeq, fever, infections, vaccination, prevention, diagnosis, hand washing

Author and Editor

Author: John Mersch, MD, FAAP

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor,

Last Editorial Review: 6/4/2009

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