Rotaviruses, a genus in the family of Reoviridae, are double-stranded RNA viruses that are accepted as the major cause of gastroenteritis leading causing of severe, dehydrating diarrhea in young children and infants.
After 2-3 days of rotavirus infection, mild to severe symptoms that include generally watery diarrhea, loss of appetite, and dehydration (loss of body fluids) can be seen. Rotavirus infection can be transmitted primarily by the fecal-oral route, directly from an infected person to person, or indirectly via contaminated fomites.
Specific treatment against the rotavirus has not been found yet but it is possible to reduce the symptoms and the mortality with proper medical treatment and early diagnosis.
The Rotavirus Test is a rapid, immunochromatographic assay for the qualitative detection of Rotavirus antigens in human feces samples.
• Clean and reliable use.
• Ease of use with the sample collection tube with prefilled diluent.