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Discovered in 1943 by Jacob Light and Horace Hodes, it was later named in 1974, after Thomas Henry Flewett observed that, when viewed through an electron microscope, a virus particle looks like a wheel, which is 'rota' in Latin. Web sites found here contain information on rotavirus, including its signs, symptoms, and many of its treatments.

 

 

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