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How long does a rotavirus infection last?

Page last updated 11 July 2018

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

  1. Centers for Disease Control. Rotavirus – Symptoms. Available at https://www.cdc.gov/rotavirus/about/symptoms.html (accessed 7 April 2018).
  2. 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).
  3. 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 2018

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