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What is rota?

Rota or rotavirus is a very contagious virus. The name comes from the round shape that can obviously only be seen under a microscope. Similar to norovirus, symptoms develop in the abdomen. The stomach and intestines become inflamed. The most common symptoms of rotavirus are diarrhea and vomiting. Children often get rotavirus at a young age. Infection can occur more often, even as adults.

Cause and symptoms rotavirus

Rota is a virus found in feces. Infection can come through contact with the feces of someone who has it. This happens, for example, when changing a sick child's diaper or during a toilet visit with poor hygiene. The virus can also be passed through a light switch or any other object.

In addition to (water-thin) diarrhea and vomiting, fever can occur. With rotavirus infection, it is good to be alert for dehydration. This is often a reason for hospitalization of children who have the virus. They are then given an infusion. Later in life, the disease is less severe. It is even possible to have rota without symptoms.

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Germ-free drinking water and disinfection with Watter

The two main infection routes of rota in livestock are directly through feces and through drinking water. Livestock farmers have difficulty in dealing with the infection routes of the virus in a safe and effective way. Chlorine is the best known chemical disinfectant that works against rota. But it is expensive, unhealthy for animals and difficult to dose. Underdosing is a waste of effort, overdosing costs too much money and harms animals.

The Watter system enables livestock farmers to produce their own disinfectant that works against rotavirus, as well as all other microorganisms. Using salt, water and electricity, the machine produces a disinfectant with HOCl as the most active substance that is effective against all kinds of germs such as bacteria, fungi, yeasts and viruses. This allows the dosage to be very low, making it economical and safe to use in an environment with animals. It is even safe for drinking water. Furthermore, it is ideal for disinfecting stables, surfaces, machinery and more. Biofilm disappears from drinking water pipes, complete with all pathogenic viruses and bacteria.

De advantages of Watter in your livestock farm:

  • Your animals drink 100% germ-free drinking water
  • Increased resistance and production
  • Suitable for disinfection of stables, rooms, surfaces and more
  • Environmentally friendly and sustainable
  • 100% effective, no under- or over-dosing
  • More cost-effective than chemicals: the Watter device pays for itself

Watter has been successfully tested on viruses and other germs

Tests by TNO and others showed that Watter is effective against viruses such as rotavirus, polio, noro, and influenza H5N2. Its efficacy with respect to other pathogens or germs such as bacteria, yeasts and fungi has also been demonstrated. As an active ingredient, it has an official registration on the Article 95 list. That means it complies with the European Biocide Legislation.

Are you looking for a solution to harmful diseases within your livestock such as rotavirus? Contact us, and we will be happy to tell you more about the advantages.

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