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How long does a rotavirus infection last?

Page last updated 08 April 2022

Symptoms of rotavirus generally appear suddenly 1-3 days after exposure to the virus. 

Symptoms generally last 4 - 6 days. 

After someone’s recovery from rotavirus, their faeces can remain infectious for up to two months.


Sources & Citations

1.  Victoria State Government. Better Health Channel. Rotavirus. Available at: (accessed 15 March 2022).

4. NSW Government. Rotavirus Fact Sheet. Available at: 
(accessed 15 March 2022).

MAT-AU-2200806   Date of Preparation March 2022