Diarrhea: Rotavirus & Norovirus
Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe diarrhea among children, resulting in the hospitalization of approximately 55,000 children each year in the United States and the death of over 600,000 children annually worldwide. Protect yourself and your family from this virus. See our fact sheet for some important information on the symptoms, transmission and prevention of Rotavirus.
Noroviruses are a group of viruses that cause gastroenteritis in people. Gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the lining of the stomch and intestines. The term Norovirus is the official name for this group of viruses. Most people experience vomiting and diarrhea for 1-2 days. Nroviruses are very contagious, but taking some simple steps like adhering to good hand washing practices, can protect you and your family. Click on our fact sheet to learn more.