It passes easily through direct or indirect contact with an infected person. It can spread quickly in close quarters such as hospitals, schools, and day care centers. Most people have some experience with norovirus. Norovirus can also be a source of food poisoning, because you can get it from eating contaminated food. The results are the same no matter how you get it.
Norovirus in pregnancy: how to spot it & how to treat it
6 New Facts About Stomach Flu | Parents
Gastroenteritis is a medical term for a stomach virus. Many people call it the stomach flu. It is not the same as influenza. That is a respiratory illness. This is an inflammation of your stomach lining. A stomach virus can strike anyone at any age.
I'm pregnant and have a tummy bug. Could this harm my baby?
As pregnancy weakens the immune system, women are more susceptible to infections and other diseases during this phase. MomJunction tells you the effects of stomach flu during pregnancy and the ways to deal with them. Stomach bugs are most often caused by bacteria like salmonella, listeria, and viruses which attack the gastrointestinal system. The illness is contracted from contaminated water or from food that is made under unhygienic conditions or not cooked properly.
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