Rotavirus causes severe diarrhoea and vomiting. It affects mostly babies and young children. Diarrhoea and vomiting can lead to serious dehydration. If dehydration is not treated, it can be deadly.
Rotavirus symptoms include fever, watery diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhoea and vomiting can last for 3 to 8 days. Children may stop eating and drinking while they are sick.
Rotavirus can be very harmful. Diarrhoea, vomiting, and fever can cause a loss of body fluids. This leads to dehydration, which can be very dangerous, especially for babies and young children. Some children need an IV in the hospital to replace lost fluids.
The Rotavirus vaccine protects your baby from rotavirus, a potentially serious disease that leads to severe diarrhoea, vomiting, and stomach pain.
The Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) strongly recommend children receive all vaccines according to the recommended Vaccination schedule.