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FactSheet : Viral Gastroenteritis Volume 14 Issue 9-10

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 14(10) 206 - 207 Published: 01 October 2003

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Viral gastroenteritis is a common infection of the stomach and intestines that results in vomiting and diarrhoea. It can be caused by a number of different viruses, such as Rotavirus and Norovirus (previously known as Norwalk-like virus). There are many other causes of non-viral gastroenteritis including bacteria, toxins, parasites, and some non-infectious diseases.