Rotavirus in Infants
Infants can be infected with rotavirus more than once, but usually the first infection is most severe, and each subsequent infection causes less severe symptoms of the disease.
While it is important that you wash your child's hands (and yours) frequently, better hygiene and sanitation have not significantly reduced rotavirus disease. A new, recently licensed vaccine (RotaTeq®) is the best way to protect your infant against rotavirus disease. The first dose is usually given between 6 and 12 weeks of age.
Other names that people use to describe a rotavirus infection in infants include: