MRSA is a bacteria found of the skin of many people. It can cause infections in some people, and can be difficult to treat
Diarrhea caused by rotavirus is common during the winter months. It can spread quickly to others. Children with rotavirus diarrhea are sometimes hospitalized because of dehydration.
How is Rotavirus spread?
Rotavirus leaves the body through the stool of an infected person and enters another person when hands, food or objects (such as toys), contaminated by the stool or vomit are placed in the mouth. Also, rotavirus may be spread through droplets from the nose and mouth of an infected person during sneezing and coughing
What are the symptoms of Rotavirus?
Watery diarrhea, vomiting and fever. Many children show no symptoms. May have a cough, runny nose or ear infection. Illness generally lasts three to 8 days.
How long is the virus contagious?
from two days before until up to 10 days after onset of symptoms.
How can I prevent infection?
For more information, please call the Northern Kentucky Health Department at 859.363.2070.
Added April 2015