Home > Medical > Digestive-Health > Gastroenteritis and food illness Gastroenteritis and food illness All sections in Digestive Health » About Gastro » Anal & Rectal Disorders » Digestive Disorders » Common Symptoms » Dehydration » Digestive Health » Gastro & Food Illness » IBS » News » Tests & Procedures 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. Woman’s sore throat turned out to be worm in tonsil A woman got more than she bargained for after enjoying an assortment of sashimi – which contained a parasite. Why load shedding can be a health risk and what you can do about it A lack of electricity, especially during the hot summer months, increases the risk of food spoilage and foodborne illness. Here's how to stay safe. How to deal with a stomach bug if you're afraid of vomiting Yes, we get it, vomiting isn’t exactly pleasant for anyone. Unfortunately, for those with emetophobia (a fear of vomiting), catching a stomach bug can be a terrifying prospect. What is gastroenteritis? Gastroenteritis refers to inflammation of the lining of the stomach as well as the small and large intestines. Causes of gastroenteritis The most common cause of gastroenteritis is a virus. Buying more groceries and cooking more than usual? Tips on food safety Avoid food poisoning and wasting food with these food safety tips. How to fight norovirus, the 'cruise ship' germ Nororvirus causes gastroenteritis, an inflammation of the stomach and/or intestines. 7 ways to avoid food poisoning this summer Hot weather and too much partying can make you sick to your stomach, but there’s nothing quite like food poisoning to spoil the holiday season. Who gets gastroenteritis? Anyone can get gastroenteritis. In fact, no child will escape an episode or two of gastroenteritis. Risk factors for gastroenteritis Gastroenteritis is a common disease that occurs worldwide. Certain factors increase one's risk. load more From our sponsor Sponsored: Is your pancreas working properly? Sponsored: Are you having problems digesting your food?