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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Rotavirus Infection

 Hi everyone! Since my school started, I was very busy with the homework assignments and exams. Finally we are in holiday for Christmas and after a long break, I'm here. Today, I will write about an illness which is very dangerous for young adults, but especially for infants and children. It is called "Rotavirus Infection". A few weeks ago, I had the same illness and it was terrible. Even words are not enough to describe it. I stayed in hospital for a few days and they gave me 3 serums.The salt ratio in my body was near to zero and I learned that nearly 500,000 children under five years of age still die from rotavirus infection each year. So directly proportional with my age and being aware of my illness early, I turned into normal in 6 days. After I came home from hospital, I immediately made a research about Rotavirus Infection and I wanted to share it with you. So, here it is:


      The symptoms of Rotavirus Infection are diarrhea, nausea and a low-grade fever 
Serums can balace the ratio of salt and water that you lost because of vomiting and diarrhea by dehydration therapy

 -Rotavirus is the virus which causes nausea and diarrhea at the same time. It was first discovered in 1973. It is a genus of double-stranded RNA virus in the family of Reoviridae. 

Signs and Symptoms:
If a person has a rotavirus infection. She or he vomits all the time just like seen in food poisoning, has a watery diarrhea and a low-grade fever. The stomach doesn't accept any kind of food or medicine. 

It can be transmitted by  the respiratory route, the foods that we eat and the drinks that we drink, via contact with unhygienic hands and surfaces of objects. So, rotavirus can be everywhere. It usually appears in cold weather.

There is no medicine for rotavirus. First, if you get an antibiotic or an antiseptic for your intestine, (for an example, Ercefuryl) it will not work because it is a virus, not a bacteria. Second, if you get a medicine for nausea or fever again, it will not work because you will also throw it up. The only way to be healthy again is going to a hospital and getting a serum so that it can balance the ratios of water and salt that you lose because of diarrhea and vomiting by dehydration therapy. Also if you are not ill yet, there is a vaccination to prevent the disease. Be careful, Rotavirus causes death and it is everywhere! Please, be careful, be hygienic, be healthy and be happy. 

Here is a video above which is about Rotavirus. Don't forget it, an early detection can always save lives.

Happy New Year and Christmas Everyone! Take care...

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