How Do Babies Get Rotavirus?

Rotavirus is easily spread through contaminated hands or objects and can survive for long periods of time on ordinary home surfaces. Since only certain disinfectants kill rotavirus, and many common soaps don't work, it's possible for everyone in the household to be infected.

How To Keep Rotavirus From Spreading

To help control the spread of rotavirus, cleanliness and good hygiene should be maintained in your home, as well as in day cares and preschools which are high-risk areas for rotavirus.

Some tips that may help control the spread of rotavirus infections

Watch your child for rapid onset of diarrhea, fever, and other symptoms of rotavirus. Call your health care professional immediately if your child starts to show any signs of rotavirus infection.

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