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Stomach flu and what you do not know

Stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis) derived from virus attacks the stomach and below is what you need to know about the stomach flu.Young children also gastric ulcer 9 point name "culprit" causing stomach upset

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Despite the fact that this is a fairly common disease, with at least 20 million cases of the stomach flu every year in the United States, but many people still do not know about this disease. 

Called stomach flu is basically inflammation of the digestive tract or gastro - intestinal, a condition during which the stomach lining or intestinal tract is attacked by a virus, bacteria or parasite certain.

- Having the flu shot can still get sick

When people say "influenza", they mean by a virus that attacks the nose and throat caused. This is a common disease and development worldwide. The flu shot helps prevent the virus but does not work with the virus that causes inflammation of the stomach and intestine (also known as stomach flu).

When stomach trouble, it can lead to symptoms of confusion, such as body aches, nausea and slight fever, Gary - Professor of Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City said. Therefore, the stomach flu may not know they are suffering from it.


- The virus is pathogenic
There are many different strains of norovirus, norwalk virus included all cause symptoms such as nausea, diarrhea and vomiting, may experience muscle aches, headaches, fatigue and mild fever.

Adults infected with rotavirus often has no symptoms, but can still spread the disease. Some people can spread the virus even without any symptoms.

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- The disease is highly contagious

Stomach flu spreads very quickly and easily. Basically, virus infection in your stool or vomit items due. And if you're not careful, the virus then penetrates through the back of your mouth.

Viral gastroenteritis can be spread from person to person or by touching contaminated surfaces, but you can also viral gastroenteritis from contaminated waste water, food or water or from the meal processed foods or from an infected person.

Compared with other viruses, noroviruses have a very healthy life and live through the day, so it makes easier to spread disease, cause stomach infections.   

Hand washing is the best way to protect you, Dr. Rogg said. You should wash your hands with soap and water, avoid preparing food if you are sick (you can still infect others after 3 days or more even though the symptoms though declining) and carefully washed laundry , use gloves to handle dirty clothes and bedding if you can.

Symptoms of the disease

The common symptoms of stomach flu stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, fever, chills. Most people who are infected may recover spontaneously without treatment. The most dangerous situation is when the stomach is inflamed dehydration due to vomiting and diarrhea. This situation is especially dangerous for infants, young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems ...

Although the stomach flu, dehydration is very important and you need to keep your body avoid dehydration , but does not mean that you drink plenty of water as well. "Drinking too much water in your body reduces the electrolyte balance in the body, this will not be beneficial for the body," explains Dr. Rogg. In particular, you should not drink more sweet than sugar and no salt in the body can make diarrhea worse condition.

Some other notes:

- If you see blood in the stool or vomiting, seek medical help early. If the status of ongoing diarrhea, worsening, then you also need to visit soon because it can cause the body to severe dehydration.

Doctors diagnosed gastroenteritis is likely based on symptoms, examination and sometimes in the presence of similar cases in the community. Stool test can quickly detect rotavirus or norovirus, but no other rapid test virus causing gastroenteritis.

- Anyone with a chronic illness, such as heart disease, asthma, cancer, or kidney disease, HIV infection or who are taking immunosuppressive ... to prevent the stomach flu because they have a higher risk of other objects.   

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