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Is food poisoning the leading cause of gastroenteritis?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

A large collection of viruses called enteroviruses target the intestinal tract & are the most common cause of gastroenteritis.

In brief: No

A large collection of viruses called enteroviruses target the intestinal tract & are the most common cause of gastroenteritis.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Probably not

It is usually viral, sometimes bacterial.
It spreads through contaminated food or water, and contact with an infected person. Many cases are spread person to person. Good hand washing is important.

In brief: Probably not

It is usually viral, sometimes bacterial.
It spreads through contaminated food or water, and contact with an infected person. Many cases are spread person to person. Good hand washing is important.
Dr. Barton Cook
Dr. Barton Cook
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