Rotavirus in India

  • Rotavirus is the leading cause of diarrheal mortality in children below
    5 years
  • About 9 children die & 100 children are hospitalized every hour due to Rotavirus infection
  • 53% of children reported early Rotavirus infection by age of
    6 months

About RIP Rota

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 […]

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Rotavirus spreads easily. Good hygiene like handwashing and cleanliness are important, but are not enough to control the spread of the disease.

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