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Endemic nonbacterial infantile gastroenteritis

An endemic viral gastroenteritis of young children (6 months–12 years) that is especially widespread during winter, caused by strains of rotavirus (family Reoviridae); the incubation period is 2–4 days, with symptoms lasting 3–5 days, including abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, and vomiting.
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