According to WebMD, the stomach flu, also referred to as gastroenteritis, is a highly contagious illness caused by several viruses that include norovirus, rotavirus and adenovirus. The illness is passed from person to pe... More »

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To treat symptoms of the stomach flu, Mayo Clinic recommends a variety of self-care measures, including avoiding solid foods, drinking plenty of hydrating liquids and eating bland, easily digestible foods. Allow for plen... More »

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Avian influenza, or bird flu, is a contagious virus that largely affects birds though some humans also become sick with the infection, explains World Health Organization. There are several species of the virus though mos... More »

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Bacteria, viral infections and parasites are the most common causes of gastroenteritis, also known as the stomach flu, according to Merck Manuals. In rare cases, gastroenteritis is caused by ingesting toxic chemicals or ... More »

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Noroviruses are a group of virus strains that cause gastroenteritis, commonly known as the stomach flu or food poisoning, WebMD states. Gastroenteritis occurs when the stomach and large intestine are inflamed, causing na... More »

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A person can become infected more than once with the type of virus that causes gastroenteritis, commonly referred to as stomach flu, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This t... More »

Nursing care plans for gastroenteritis include nursing care for diarrhoea, acute abdominal pain and deficient fluid volume, according to Nurselabs. Nursing care for gastroenteritis seeks to manage diarrhoea and avoid deh... More »

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