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What causes viral gastroenteritis?

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Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Virus: It is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces, foods, living things, etc. That are carrying the virus. The best prevention is frequent hand washing and proper food preparation.
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Viruses: There are a variety of viral infections that may cause gastroenteritis.
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What is viral gastroenteritis?

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Hukes and spews: Viral gastroenteritis means a bowel infection caused by a virus leading to nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. It is treated symptomatically, but other sources need to be ruled out, especially if there is pain or bleeding from above or below.
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