Made By: Feras Louzon 11/11/14 period 2
Body System rota virus attacks
Types of Rotavirus
How is it transmitted?
- Objects (toys, surfaces)
Who is most at risk?
What types of workers have been exposed?
The symptoms of Rotavirus include: severe watery diarrhea, often with vomiting, fever, and abdominal pain. Vomiting and watery diarrhea can last from 3 to 8 days. Additional symptoms include loss of appetite and dehydration (loss of body fluids), which can be especially harmful for infants and young children.
Symptoms of dehydration include:
- decrease in urination
- dry mouth and throat
- feeling dizzy when standing up
Damage to the Body
Where it can be found?
How to prevent rotavirus
Good hygiene (hand washing) and cleanliness are important but are not enough to control the spread of the disease.
Rotavirus vaccines are very effective in preventing rotavirus gastroenteritis and the accompanying diarrhea and other symptoms. The CDC recommends routine vaccination of infants with either of the two available vaccines:
- RotaTeq® (RV5), which is given in 3 doses at ages 2 months, 4 months, and 6 months; or
- Rotarix® (RV1), which is given in 2 doses at ages 2 months and 4 months.
Both rotavirus vaccines are given orally. The vaccines are very effective (85% to 98%) in preventing severe rotavirus disease in infants and young children, including rotavirus infection that requires hospitalization.