Which group of children is susceptible to Rotavirus infection at this time?
Recently, many parents are extremely concerned when there are many cases of children with vomiting and diarrhea around. The cause was determined to be Rotavirus infection, which can break out into an acute diarrhea epidemic if no timely prevention measures are taken.
Faced with this problem, many parents wonder, which group of children, at any age, are at risk of vomiting and diarrhea.
Ask: My baby is 28 months old. Around my house, there are many children with vomiting and diarrhea. I’m worried that my baby is sick too. Is it possible for my child to be infected with Rota virus at this time?
Dr. Truong Huu Khanh (Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City Association of Infectious Diseases) replied as follows:
The group of children prone to vomiting and diarrhea due to rotavirus infection are usually school-age children. If your 28-month-old child is already in preschool, there is a high risk of contracting the disease. In general, children of school age, going to school can all have this disease with specific manifestations of vomiting and diarrhea.
Caused by the school environment, there is an exchange between many children. Each child will bring to the class different habits, living environments, and viruses. When your child is not used to the new virus, he will react, the resistance is weak, the risk of infection increases.
If your child has been given Rota at the prescribed time, there is no need to worry. The most important thing today is that parents need to take preventive measures for their children. Specifically, regularly washing hands for children, ensuring clean eating and drinking, proper body hygiene…
Happy baby, happy family!
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