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Protect Your Child against Severe Rotavirus
Rotavirus causes severe diarrhea, mostly in babies and young children. This web feature discusses how parents can protect their children from rotavirus disease by getting them vaccinated on schedule.


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Disease of the Week: Rotavirus
Download CDC’s mobile app to learn more about rotavirus. Click “Disease of the Week,” find rotavirus, and take the quiz to test your knowledge!




Reeling in Rotavirus (A Cup of Health with CDC) Oct 2009
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Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe diarrhea and dehydration in children younger than five years of age, worldwide, but the tide may be turning. A recent CDC study found that since introduction of a vaccine in 2006, the incidence of rotavirus has substantially declined in the United States. In this podcast, Dr. Jennifer Cortes discusses the importance of parents getting their children the rotavirus vaccine.


Reeling in Rotavirus (A Minute of Health with CDC) Oct 2009
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A recent CDC study found since the introduction of a rotavirus vaccine in 2006, incidence of rotavirus has declined substantially in the United States. This podcast discusses the importance of continued vigilance in making sure infants receive the rotavirus vaccine.


Rotaviruses Jan 2009
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CDC's Dr. Jon Gentsch discusses rotaviruses, the most important cause of severe gastroenteritis in children less than 5 years of age. Essentially, all children around the world get the disease during the first few years of life.


Stop the Belly-Aching (A Cup of Health with CDC) Apr 2008
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Rotavirus, an illness characterized by diarrhea, vomiting, and dehydration, affects nearly every child younger than 5 years of age. Ms. Haley Clayton discusses a vaccine that prevents rotavirus.



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Rotavirus: New Challenges, New Opportunities Sep 2012
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Dr. Daniel Payne (CDC) and Dr. Eileen Klein (Seattle Children's Hospital and the University of Washington) discuss the burden of rotavirus disease in the United States and worldwide and the effects of rotavirus vaccination on disease trends.

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Rotavirus: Connecting the Dots of a Global Health Crisis Sep 2011
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Dr. Umesh Parashar (CDC) talks about rotavirus disease in the United States and worldwide, the rotavirus vaccines, and the effectiveness of these vaccines.

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