5 Things to Know about Gastroenteritis


On November 8, 2019.By Lawal Sherifat

Gastroenteritis also is known as stomach flu is a viral intestinal infection caused majorly by ingesting contaminated food or water. Symptoms include vomiting/nausea, stomach upset, watery stool amongst all others. Here are five things you should know about gastroenteritis:

It can be foodborne, waterborne or contracted from an infected person

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It is hardly deadly except in infants and adults with a compromised immune system

It cannot be treated with antibiotics as the use of such medication can prolong the infectionIMG-20190728-WA0000

Symptoms include diarrhea and vomiting caused by a bacterial or viral tummy bug

There’s no effective treatment for viral gastroenteritis, so prevention is key


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