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Rotavirus

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Rotavirus is a contagious virus that can causes diarrhea. It is the commonest cause of diarrhea in infants and children worldwide. With children and the elderly the symptoms will be more severe.

4 warning symptoms to tell you to see the doctor immediately*

• Fatigue, cold hand and feet
• Having prolonged vomiting or diarrhea
• Passing little or no urine for six hours
• Dry mouth and throat, crying with no tears, and sunken fontanelle
*Do not buy medicine from the drug store

Symptoms

• Vomiting
• High Fever
• Watery stool
• Severe diarrhea

Prevention

• Wash hands thoroughly and often
• Keep communal items clean
• Avoid taking children to crowded places

*Source: Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand