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What is the meaning of rotovirus?
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Rotaviruses are a genus of viruses belonging to the Reoviridae family. Seven major groups have been identified, three of which (groups A, B, and C) infect humans, with group A being the most common and widespread one. They cause vomiting and diarrhea and are the most common cause of severe diarrhea in children, killing about 600,000 children every year in developing countries (as of 2005). New vaccines have been shown to be safe and effective in 2006.
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What is rotavirus?. Rotavirus is a virus that infects the bowels. It is the most common cause of severe diarrhea among children. It results in the hospitalization of approximately 55,000 children each year in the United States and the death of over 600,000 children worldwide each year. A rotavirus has a characteristic wheel-like appearance when viewed by electron microscopy (the name rotavirus is derived from the Latin rota, meaning "wheel").
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