Gastroenteritis*This document is available in English as well as in languages other than English. Links to the English and multilingual resources can be accessed further below. To download information click on the selected language. This will take you directly to the resource. The information in brackets gives the format and file size if known. Note that some PDFs can be quite large and may take several minutes to download.
Title: Gastroenteritis (Links to English resource)
Summary: Gastro is an illness which may cause some or all of the following symptoms: diarrhoea, stomach cramps, vomiting, nausea, fever and headache. Germs which cause gastro get into your body through your mouth and it usually takes several days for symptoms to appear. This time is known as the incubation period. Sometimes symptoms may occur within hours of the germs entering your body but it is usually longer. When people get gastro they often assume that the last meal they ate gave them food poisoning. This is usually not the case.
Organisation: Department of Health & Human Services
Publishing date: July 2011
Last reviewed: July 2015
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