Sunday, February 22, 2015

The age group experiencing the highest incidence of rotavirus-induced diarrhea is:

The age group experiencing the highest incidence of rotavirus-induced diarrhea is:

a. Neonates.
b. Infants.
c. School-age children.
d. Adults.
e. Elderly.


The answer is b. rotavirus predominantly affects infants between ages 3 and 15 months. The peak incidence is in the winter months, and rotavirus accounts for as much as 50% acute diarrhea in winter. Enteric adenoviruses are the second most common viral pathogen in infants. Bacteria, including Escherichia coli, Salmonella, and Shigella, cause most cases of diarrhea in summer.

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