What is Viral gastroenteritis?
Viral gastroenteritis (Gastro-Enter-eye,tiss), also called stomach flu, gastric flu, and stomach virus, is an infection caused by a variety of viruses that results in vomiting & diarrhea. Viruses that are known to cause gastroenteritis include the genus Rotavirus, the genus Norovirus, the genus Sapovirus, the family Adenovirus, and the family Astrovirus. The genus Rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrhoea and sickness among infants and children worldwide. These localized epidemics typically occur when groups of people spend time in close physical proximity to each other, such as on cruise ships, in hospitals, or in restaurants. People may remain infectious even after their diarrhea has ended.