About rotavirus infection
Rotavirus infection is a highly contagious disease that is caused by contact with someone infected with rotavirus. It is a serious disease because it can lead to dehydration, shock and sometimes death.
Vaccination is the best protection against rotavirus. If you're eligible, you can get rotavirus vaccines for free under the National Immunisation Program. See more information about when to get vaccinated.
Find out more about getting vaccinated against rotavirus.
Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment
For information about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, see healthdirect's rotavirus page.
Surveillance and reporting
Rotavirus infection is a nationally notifiable disease.
We monitor cases through the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS).
For more on rotavirus infection in Australia, you can search Communicable Diseases Intelligence.