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5 things to know about Gastroenteritis

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 It is hardly deadly except in infants and adults with a compromised immune system READ ALSO: Lagos confirms 400 cases of gastroenteritis It cannot be treated with antibiotics as the use of such medication can prolong the infection 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 vanguard Continue reading 5 things to know about Gastroenteritis at Vanguard News.

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