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
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.

First Seen on Vanguard News, written by Lawal Sherifat.