Viral Gastroenteritis (Stomach Flu) Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors, Prevention and Treatment

2) Rotavirus

  • Rotavirus is the main cause of viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu) symptoms in children, and most often affects children 3-15 months of age.
  • Symptoms end within 3-7 days, but symptoms are less severe in adults.
  • With the introduction of the rotavirus vaccine, the incidence of viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu) symptoms decreased by 80%.