Diarrhea Articles A-Z
Prevent Giardia - Rotavirus Transmission
This page contains links to eMedTV Diarrhea Articles containing information on subjects from Prevent Giardia to Rotavirus Transmission. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
Descriptions of Articles
- Prevent Giardia
Possible ways to prevent Giardia infection discussed in this eMedTV article include practicing good hygiene techniques, avoiding potentially contaminated food and water, and avoiding exposure to feces during sexual activity.
- Prevention of Cholera
Prevention of cholera involves avoiding contaminated food and water. This part of the eMedTV library gives specific instructions on how to reduce your risk of cholera, especially if you are in a location where cholera is common.
Rotavirus is a virus that is the leading cause of diarrhea among young children. This eMedTV segment lists other symptoms that may occur, explains how the virus is spread, and covers treatment options. Rodavirus is a common misspelling of rotavirus.
Rotavirus is a virus that may cause severe diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. This portion of the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at this virus, including how it is treated, transmitted, and prevented.
- Rotavirus Diagnosis
A rotavirus diagnosis usually involves a physical exam and tests of the patient's stool. This eMedTV article explains the steps involved in diagnosing a rotavirus and discusses the use of rapid antigen detection tests in the process.
- Rotavirus Gastroenteritis
This part of the eMedTV site talks about rotavirus, a common virus that is sometimes called by other names, such as rotavirus gastroenteritis. This article explains the primary symptom this virus causes, who it affects, and more.
- Rotavirus in Children
As explained in this eMedTV article, many children may become infected with a rotavirus. In children under 5, these infections result in about 400,000 doctor visits each year in the US. This Web page explains how the virus affects children.
- Rotavirus in Infants
In infants, symptoms of rotavirus include diarrhea -- rotavirus is a common cause of diarrhea in babies. This eMedTV resource explains how rotavirus is transmitted, diagnosed, treated, and prevented in infants.
- Rotavirus Incubation Period
The rotavirus incubation period is the time between infection and when symptoms appear. As explained in this eMedTV article, the incubation period for a rotavirus lasts approximately two days.
- Rotavirus Prevention
Perhaps the most important aspect of rotavirus prevention involves an oral vaccine. This eMedTV Web page discusses RotaTeq, a vaccine approved by the FDA in 2006 that has been shown to significantly reduce the number of rotavirus infections.
- Rotavirus Statistics
Rotavirus statistics indicate that 4 out of 5 US children will get the virus in the first 5 years of life. This eMedTV article contains other statistics about the medical and economic impact of rotavirus infections in young children.
- Rotavirus Symptoms
Diarrhea is the most common -- and the most dangerous -- of the rotavirus symptoms. This eMedTV article discusses other common signs and symptoms of rotavirus infections, which may include high fever, vomiting, upset stomach, and loss of appetite.
- Rotavirus Transmission
Rotavirus transmission, in most cases, occurs through contact with contaminated stool. As this eMedTV article explains, one way transmission of a rotavirus occurs involves ingesting food or water contaminated with the virus.