|Upon leaving, the nurse told us to make sure we wash our hand thoroughly since the disease could be spread back and forth. Dh asked if there is any natural immunity and she said no. Made us feel relieved that we didn't vax. However, from seeing this orginal post, it seems that the nursing staff at the hospital are misinformed about the immunity situation.?
She was mostly wrong but a little bit right.
Some diseases, like measles and mumps, you generally only get once and that's it. Rotavirus you can get many times, but the first time tends to be the worst, and each time you get it it becomes increasingly milder.
If there was no such thing as immunity to it, nobody would ever recover from it.
She was totally off about everyone in the family passing it back and forth for forever. After you've had rotavirus, you're immune for a while. You could get a milder infection with a different strain
, though. But that wouldn't be re-catching the same bug you just got over.