Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe diarrhea amongst infants and children. It is a virus that infects the bowels, causing a severe inflammation of the stomach and intestines (Gastroenteritis).

Some fast facts about Rotavirus in India:

By 5 years of age,

  • 1 in every 345 children will die of Rotavirus diarrhea
  • 1 in every 31 children will be hospitalized
  • 1 in every 8 children will have outpatient visits to clinic for Rotavirus diarrhea