How long does a rotavirus infection last?
Symptoms of rotavirus generally appear suddenly 1-3 days after picking up the virus (the incubation period after exposure).
Symptoms generally last 3-8 days.
People may still spread the virus for three days after the symptoms go away (after recovery).
Sources & Citations
- Centers for Disease Control. Rotavirus – Symptoms. Available at https://www.cdc.gov/rotavirus/about/symptoms.html (accessed 7 April 2018).
- The Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition, 4.17 Rotavirus. Available at http://immunise.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/Content/Handbook10-home~handbook10part4~handbook10-4-17 (accessed 7 April 2018).
- Centers for Disease Control,.Rotavirus – Transmission. Available at https://www.cdc.gov/rotavirus/about/transmission.html (accessed 7 April 2018).
SPANZ.SAPAS.18.04.0157a - Date of preparation May 2018Show All