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Rotavirus Disease by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm Questions & Answers What causes rotavirus disease? Rotavirus disease is caused by a virus, the rotavirus. The name rotavirus is derived from the Latin rota, meaning "wheel," because the rotavirus has a wheel-like appearance when viewed by an electron microscope. How does rotavirus spread? The rotavirus enters the body thro ... Read on »
Rotavirus Vaccine by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm Vaccine Information for the public and health professionals When did a rotavirus vaccine become available? A vaccine to prevent rotavirus gastroenteritis was first licensed in August 1998 but was withdrawn in 1999 because of its association with an uncommon type of bowel obstruction called "intussusception." In February 20 ... Read on »
WTF CDC? Stop Breastfeeding for the Rotavirus Vaccine to be Effective by Jennifer Lance Patient Expert Posted Mon 23 Jan 2012 12:00am Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to for updates on this topic. Image via Wikipedia When my son was recovering from open heart surgery as an infant, another child came down with rotavirus in the NICU.  The nurses wanted us to trade places with this child and swore a “hard clean” would tak ... Read on »
Health Tip: Treating Rotavirus at Home by Medline Plus Posted Fri 27 Aug 2010 6:00am It's a common infection in children By Diana Kohnle Friday, August 27, 2010 (HealthDay News) -- By the time they reach age 5, nearly all children will have had a rotavirus infection. If severe enough, the infection can lead to severe diarrhea and dehydration. The Nemours Foundation suggests ... Read on »
Health Tip: Treating Rotavirus at Home by HealthFinder Posted Fri 27 Aug 2010 10:00am healthnewslink It's a common infection in children (HealthDay News) -- By the time they reach age ... Read on »
Health Tip: Prevent the Spread of Rotavirus in Children by Medline Plus Posted Fri 12 Nov 2010 4:00am Help kids avoid this contagious virus By Diana Kohnle Friday, November 12, 2010 (HealthDay News) -- Rotavirus is a common infection among young children, especially those in the close confines of hospitals or child care centers. The Nemours Foundation suggests how to help children avoid a rot ... Read on »
Health Tip: Prevent the Spread of Rotavirus in Children by HealthFinder Posted Fri 12 Nov 2010 9:00am healthnewslink Help kids avoid this contagious virus (HealthDay News) -- Rotavirus is a common infect ... Read on »
Gluten Intolerance-What Your Doctor May Not Tell You by Ralph S. Certified Nurse Specialist Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 11:54pm 2 Comments The associated health issues related to gluten intolerance (GI), have a wide range, with Celiac Disease being the defining and best known aspect of that problem. However, GI can often go undiagnosed, because it does not always present with the more obvious symptoms seen in Celiac Disease (CD). GI and even CD can be cryptic, or a hidden problem, i ... Read on »
Rotavirus Vaccine Contraindicated in Infants With Severe Combined Immunodeficiency by Poh Tin Tan Posted Sat 12 Jun 2010 12:00am From Medscape Medical News Brande Nicole Martin June 11, 2010 — Rotavirus vaccine should not be administered to infants with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved prescribing information and patient safety labeling. Bot ... Read on »
Rotavirus Vaccines Save Poorest Children by Medline Plus Posted Fri 06 Aug 2010 9:25am Friday, August 6, 2010    By Maggie Fox WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Trials in Asia and Africa show rotavirus vaccines can save the lives of even the poorest young children and programs should begin to vaccinate as many as possible, researchers reported on Thursday. ... Read on »