What Causes Acute Gastroenteritis?

Q:

What causes acute gastroenteritis?

 

A:

  • viruses (~70%)

Most cases are due to viral infection (it’s nicknamed stomach flu in such circumstance) by respiratory route. In other words, they are caused by contact with contaminated food or persons who are infected. One of the most common viruses peaks in late winter.

  • bacteria (10~20%)
  • parasites (~10%)

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