Rotavirus causes severe diarrhea and vomiting in infants and children that can lead to dehydration and death
What is rotavirus?
Rotavirus is a highly contagious virus that infects the human digestive system and causes intestinal illnesses. Rotavirus is transmitted by fecal-oral contact, meaning It is shed via stool and spread through ingestion of contaminated particles in food, water, air, and other objects and surfaces.
Why is rotavirus in tap water?
The virus is shed via human and animal feces, therefore there are several ways it can contaminate water supplies. Sewage overflows, damaged sewage and septic systems, and runoff from snow, irrigation, and flooding can cause waterborne outbreaks of the virus.
Why is rotavirus harmful?
Rotavirus causes severe diarrhea and vomiting in infants and children that can lead to dehydration and death. The virus is responsible for approximately 500,000 fatalities worldwide each year.
Most U.S. infants are vaccinated for the disease. Since the infection is viral, antibiotics won’t help and repeat infections are possible.
How much rotavirus is safe?
None. The U.S. EPA requires 99.99% removal of viruses, with a Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) of 0 virus particles per 100 milliliter sample of municipal water.
What can I do about rotavirus in my tap water?
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