Gastroenteritis and food illness

Norovirus infections

Norovirus is a very contagious virus. You can get norovirus from an infected person, from contaminated food or water, or by touching contaminated surfaces.

E. coli

The full name of the E. coli bacterium is Escherichia coli. Both harmless and disease-causing strains of this organism are found in the intestinal tracts of animals and humans.


"Gastroenteritis" means inflammation of the stomach and intestines.

How to avoid food poisoning

Eating food or drinking water that is contaminated can cause various infections. Here's how to avoid these infections, which can be extremely uncomfortable and dangerous.

What dangers lurk in your food?

Are you worried about reports that metal-contaminated fish could be harmful to your health? DietDoc takes a look at the dangers that may lurk in the food you eat.

Food poisoning facts

Caused by toxins such as bacteria, parasites or viruses, some food poisoning cases can be fatal. Here's what you can do to avoid it.

Beware of botulism

How many times have you dropped a tin of tuna on a supermarket floor and still tossed it into your trolley? Well, perhaps you should think twice before you do that.

Treating the trots

You're more in the loo than at your desk. Is it something you ate or do you have 24-hour gastric flu? Either way, you need to stop the trots - and fast.

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