Rotavirus (or “wheel” virus in Latin, after its microscopic appearance) is one of the most common viral infections among young children. Indeed, nearly all children are thought to have had the disease at least once by the time they are 5 years old.
Its signature symptom is severe diarrhea, often accompanied by fever and nausea – and it is often called “stomach flu” (though it is not related to the flu virus).
Infected people release rotavirus in their feces. Others become infected through contact with contaminated surfaces and ingestion of the rotavirus. Children are the most susceptible, so although this critter is adorable, it offers a warning to children about washing their hands.
Fortunately, vaccines are now available which are already reducing incidences of rotavirus – and taking this wheel of ill-fortune off the road.
- Models size are between 13 and 18cm.
- Manufactured with polyester.
- Washable with water and mild soap.
- CE marking
NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER 3 YEARS