Viral gastroenteritis(Stomach Flu) Causes & Symptoms

Stomach flu is general name of Viral gastroenteritis, In this swelling or inflammation of the stomach and intestines from a virus infection. This infection is a leading cause of severe diarrhea in adults and children world wide.


Common cause of Stomach Flu

Contamination food, water is major this infection. Foods and drinks are contaminated with virus which infect our stomach. There are several type of virus which can cause this

  1. Norovirus (Norwalk-like virus) is common among school-age children. It may also cause outbreaks in hospitals and on cruise ships.
  2. Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe gastroenteritis in children. It can also infect adults who are exposed to children with the virus, and people living in nursing homes.
  3. Astrovirus
  4. Enteric adenovirus

Common symptoms

Most of the symptoms appear within 4 to 48 hours after contact with the contaminated food or water. Common symptoms are

  1. Abdominal pain
  2. Diarrhea
  3. Nausea and vomiting

Other symptoms may include

  1. Chills, clammy skin, or sweating
  2. Fever, Joint stiffness or muscle pain
  3. Poor feeding
  4. Weight loss
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