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Word! Rotavirus

Rotavirus

Say: RO-tuh-vy-rus

Have you ever had bad diarrhea or thrown up a lot? Then you might have had rotavirus. This is a very contagious virus that affects the digestive system. Most cases of rotavirus happen in babies or young kids. There is a vaccine for rotavirus that babies now get to protect them.

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