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The main agent that causes viral gastroenteritis is rotavirus, a double stranded RNA virus.

  • in Europe, it is responsible for more than 50% of hospitalizations for gastroenteritis and about one-third of emergency department visits (1)

Other causes include:

  • enteric adenoviruses
  • astrovirus
  • Norwalk viruses
  • small round viruses (1)

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Last edited 04/2018 and last reviewed 02/2020

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