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Symptoms of rotavirus infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   i was wondering with a norovirus infection are more likely to have projectile vomiting rather than vomiting without much force
Doctor :   rotavirus infection
Doctor :   isit
Doctor :   are you there
User :   my son was on the bus to school this morning a another kid behind him vomited and he threw up once at 6 pm and hs not vomited since
Doctor :   ok
User :   do that sound like norovirus or posibly rotavirus
Doctor :   Kids can become infected if they put their fingers in their mouths after touching something that has been contaminated
Doctor :   Usually this happens when kids don't wash their hands often enough, especially before eating and after using the toilet
User :   i know that but i wanted to know if it sounds more like norovirus or rotavirus because it doesnt seem like frequent projectile vomiting
Doctor :   ok
User :   do kids with norovirus usually vomit more than once in a 3 hour period
Doctor :   in case of rotavirus there can be vomiting as well
Doctor :   norovirus can be spread through contact with an infected person, through contact with surfaces or objects that are contaminated with the virus, or by eating contaminated food or water
Doctor :   yes it could be

Doctor :   in case of norovirus, vomiting
Doctor :   is more pronounced
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