Rotavirus infections are the leading cause of dehydrating gastroenteritis in young children. Rotaviruses belong to the genus Rotavirus (in the family Reoviridae) which comprises eight species, referred to as A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H.

MVEC has recently updated its reference page on rotavirus. The updated page includes more details on rotavirus symptoms, transmission and epidemiology. There is detail guidance on vaccine considerations, side effects, precautions and contraindications, as well as links to helpful resources.

MVEC: Rotavirus