Infectious Gastroenteritis

What is infectious gastroenteritis? Gastrointestinal illness (gastroenteritis) is inflammation of the stomach and small and large intestines. ...Source: CDC NCEH1 ...

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Symptoms of Infectious Gastroenteritis

The main symptoms include vomiting and watery diarrhea. Other symptoms may include fever, abdominal cramps, nausea, muscle aches, and headache. ...Source: CDC NCEH2 ...

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Causes of Infectious Gastroenteritis

Infections causing gastroenteritis can be viral, bacterial, or parasitic in origin. Norovirus is a common cause of viral gastroenteritis found on cruise ships. Types of bacterial gastroenteritis infections include Escherichia coli and Salmonella. ...Source: CDC NCEH3 ...

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Treatments: Infectious Gastroenteritis

What should I do if I become ill with diarrhea or vomiting during a cruise? If you become ill during a cruise, visit the ship’s medical center and follow the instructions of the medical staff aboard the ship. Be ...4

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Prevention of Infectious Gastroenteritis

Can infectious gastroenteritis be prevented? Yes. You can reduce your chance of becoming ill by washing your hands more frequently, keeping your hands away from your mouth, and avoiding any food or water that is thought to have been contaminated ...5

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  1. Source: CDC NCEH: nceh/ vsp/ pub/ faq/ faq.htm
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