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Rotavirus diarrhea and Rotavirus vaccine

Rotavirus diarrhea and Rotavirus vaccine

Diarrhea is still a major cause of mortality around the world. Especially children aged less than 5 years it is very common cause of mortality and morbidity. Diarrhea leads to dehydration and electrolyte imbalance if not managed well. Across the world the healthcare may not be available on time or parents may not know the seriousness of the condition and child may be ignored till it is late. Diarrhea if chronic may affect the growth of the children and may cause malnutrition. 
Among children and especially malnourished children diarrhea puts sever impact on health. 
What are causes of diarrhea in children and infants? There are plenty but they can be grossly classifies as infectious and non infectious. Infectious diarrhea is far more common then non infectious diarrhea. Viral diarrhea : Rotavirus, Norovirus, Adenovirus, Astrovirus and many others.Bacterial causes : Cholera, E. Coli, ShiegellaParasite infections.Food poisoning Above all are …