Gastroenteritis and food illness

Find information and advice on gastroenteritis, often referred to as a "stomach bug". Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatment of this common condition.

What is gastroenteritis?

Gastroenteritis refers to inflammation of the lining of the stomach as well as the small and large intestines.

Who gets gastroenteritis?

Anyone can get gastroenteritis. In fact, no child will escape an episode or two of gastroenteritis.

Diagnosing gastroenteritis

A diagnosis of gastroenteritis will be made by your doctor, who will start off by asking you about your symptoms.

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