The most common germs that cause gastroenteritis are bacteria, viruses and certain parasites. They may come from the soil, or from the bowel motions or body secretions of wild and pet animals including birds, or from humans.

Facts About Gastroenteritis in Adults
First Edition 2007


  • How can food and water become contaminated?
  • I think I may have gastroenteritis – what should I do?
  • General measures
  • Can I still work?
  • How can I stop spreading it to my family?
  • How can I avoid getting gastro?


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