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Title: Gastroenteritis in children - from Department of Health & Human Services (PDF file) (Links to English resource)
Summary: A consumer factsheet for use by hospital emergency departments about gastroenteritis in children. Gastroenteritis or gastro can be dangerous for very young babies. Gastro is common in young children and spreads easily. Gastro is a bowel infection which causes diarrhoea (runny or watery poo) and sometimes vomiting. Take your child to the doctor if they vomit often, are not drinking and show any signs of dehydration. You should also see the doctor if there is blood in the child's bowel motion.
Organisation: Department of Health & Human Services
Publishing date: December 2010
Last reviewed: May 2017
Target audience: General
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