November 11, 2010
Health Tip: Prevent the Spread of Rotavirus in Children
Help kids avoid this contagious virus
(HealthDay News) -- Rotavirus is a common infection among young children, especially those in the close confines of hospitals or child care centers.
The Nemours Foundation suggests how to help children avoid a rotavirus infection:
- Encourage kids to keep hands and fingers out of their mouths.
- Make sure children wash their hands frequently, particularly before they eat and after they use the restroom.
- Have your children vaccinated against rotavirus.
- Keep children who have diarrhea home from school or daycare until their symptoms end.