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ro·ta·vi·rus

 (rō′tə-vī′rəs)
n. pl. ro·ta·vi·rus·es
Any of a genus of wheel-shaped reoviruses, including one that causes gastroenteritis, especially in infants and newborn animals.

[New Latin Rotavīrus, genus name : Latin rota, wheel; see ret- in Indo-European roots + virus.]

rotavirus

(ˈrəʊtəˌvaɪrəs)
n
(Pathology) any member of a genus of viruses that cause worldwide endemic infections. They occur in birds and mammals, cause diarrhoea in children, and are usually transmitted in food prepared with unwashed hands

ro•ta•vi•rus

(ˈroʊ təˌvaɪ rəs)
n., pl. -rus•es.
a double-stranded RNA virus of the genus Rotavirus, family Reoviridae, that is a major cause of infant diarrhea.
[1974; < Latin rota wheel + virus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rotavirus - the reovirus causing infant enteritis
reovirus - any of a group of non-arboviruses including the rotavirus causing infant enteritis
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The rotavirus is a highly infectious pathogen that strikes vulnerable young children, afflicting most with severe diarrhoea, vomiting and fever.
Summary: Vaccination against rotavirus, the leading cause of severe dehydrating diarrhoea and infection in infants, is now part of the childhood immunisation programme for babies between two and four months.
Rotavirus gastroenteritis is a devastating yet transient disease well known to all pediatricians.
Rotavirus is a leading cause of severe pediatric diarrhea globally, estimated to have caused 120,000 deaths among children aged <5 years in sub-Saharan Africa in 2013 (1).
Salma Shaikh informed that the Rotavirus diarrhea claims lives of 197000 children under five years of age annually all over the world.