A virus which can cause diarrhea (scours) and dehydration in young calves. Some "scours vaccines" given to pregnant females will contain rotavirus. Vaccination of the pregnant dam raises the level of antibodies to rotavirus in her colostrum, the first milk she produces which is suckled by the calf after it is born. Antibodies from colostrum provide the calf's immunity for the first few weeks and months of life.
This virus causes acute gastroenteritis. Symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea. Rotaviruses are transmitted fecal-orally. In a food preparation setting, a food handler infected with rotavirus can contaminate any ready-to-eat food by failing to wash his hands after using the toilet. According to the FDA, group A rotavirus is the leading cause of severe diarrhea in infants and children. Estimated # of cases annually: 3 million (the number attributed to contaminated food is unknown).
the reovirus causing infant enteritis
A virus which causes acute gastroenteritis. Symptoms include vomiting and diarrhoea.
A virus which causes diarrhea in United States. This is especially common in children under age 2. Another viral agent which causes diarrhea is the Norwalk virus.
A virus that causes severe diarrhoea, especially in children.
a virus that causes diarrhea. It is the most common cause of infectious diarrhea in the United States, especially in children under 2 years old.
The most common cause of infectious (viral) diarrhea in the United States, especially in children under age 2.
a group of viruses that can cause digestive problems and diarrhea in young children.
A virus that infects the lining of the intestine and is the leading cause of diarrheal disease and dehydration among infants in both developed and developing countries.
Rotaviruses are a genus of viruses belonging to the Reoviridae family. Seven major groups have been identified, three of which (groups A, B, and C) infect humans, with group A being the most common and widespread one. They cause vomiting and diarrhea and are the most common cause of severe diarrhea in children, killing about 600,000 children every year in developing countries (as of 2005).