How Long Does Rotavirus Last in Adults 2018

Understanding The Rotavirus:

Symptoms and Signs of Rotavirus:

Treatment of Rotavirus:

Rotavirus is a severe infectious and transferable virus which causes gastroenteritis and swelling of the intestines and stomach. Dehydration is considered a main cause of rotavirus and can cause death. Rotavirus affects adults and aged people but causes severe effects on unvaccinated kids.

Rotavirus outburst during spring and winters in the United state of America but now because of various vaccines, it is in control.

Adults and Rotavirus:

Any person could influence with rotavirus. Anyone can catch rotavirus. “People of all ages can affect with rotavirus”  stated by Food and Drug Administration. Usually, rotavirus in adults are not that much severe but those who have a weak immune system are at high risk as compared to remaining people. It is suspected that controlling rotavirus is a difficult task.

How Long Does Rotavirus Last in Adults 2018

How Long Does Rotavirus Last in Adults

It is suggested that stay away from rotavirus-infected people if someone has a weak immune system, or have sensitive stomach issues or can infect easily.

Symptoms and signs of Rotavirus:

Rotavirus directly infected intestine and stomach. After two days of infection, the signs of rotavirus are starting to appearing.

These symptoms are following:

  • Dehydration
  • Temperature
  • Diarrhea
  • Pain (abdominal)
  • Vomiting  
  • Irritability
  • black or tarry stools
  • Blood or puss in feces
  • Fatigue and dizziness

Watery diarrhea and vomiting might be taking place many times in a day and can lead from three to eight days continuously. This diarrhea and vomiting cause severe dehydration.

Following are Dehydration symptoms:

  • Lethargy
  • Cool dry skin
  • Throat dryness
  • Mouth dryness
  • Sunken eyes
  • Less urination
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Weak or fast heartbeats

Strong immunity developed in adults during childhood so they are considered less harm by rotavirus. Adults having weakened immune system can easily influence by rotavirus. They could also get the virus from their childhood. This dehydration is the most severe and can cause the death.

How long rotavirus lasts in adults:

Fever and vomiting are the starting symptoms of rotavirus. Rotavirus can last in adults from 4 to 7 days. Signs could last in feces for almost ten days. From the stool/feces sample, this virus can be diagnosed.


  • A person infected with rotavirus should avert from others till 48 hours.
  • Wash and clean hands properly before eating and when came out from the washroom.
  • Clean the toilet properly after attending it if a person is suffering from an infection.
  • Continuously clean toilet, door handles, surfaces of the washroom, sink taps, handle of flush.
  • People who are caring for infected persons should clean their hands and use separate hairbrush, towels, utensils.
  • A virus-infected person should not use swimming pool until 2 weeks.

Treatment of Rotavirus:

There are not any specific treatments and medicines that will treat directly rotavirus infection. For its treatment antibiotics, antiviral, drugs of anti-diarrhea are used.

It is suggested by doctors that the best treatment is to remain hydrated during infection. Some tips are discussed below which can overcome the infection:

  • Consumed enough of fluids.
  • Prefer soups.
  • Take Pedialyte or electrolytes type of fluids.
  • Avoid consumption of carbohydrates.
  • Prefer saltines and white toast.
  • Hospitalization is suggested only for them who’s undergo serious dehydration.

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