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My husband and I love to eat fish in restaurants. We were in many countries and ate in different restaurants. There have never been any problems. Once we were in Spain and decided to eat a local delicacy - sea ducks. At night, my husband was not well. We called an ambulance and took her husband to the hospital. The doctor said that her husband has gastritis. Below I will tell in more detail what I learned about gastritis.
H. pylori is a common type of bacteria that grows in the digestive tract and has a tendency to attack the stomach lining. H. pylori infections are usually harmless, but they’re responsible for the majority of ulcers in the stomach and small intestine.
Viral gastroenteritis is an inflammation of your stomach and intestines caused by one of any number of viruses. Also known as the stomach flu. It spreads through close contact with people who are infected or through contaminated food or water. It able to spread in close quarters, such as:
- child care facilities
- nursing homes
- cruise ships
Different viruses can cause the illness, each with their own peak season.
What causes viral gastroenteritis?
Viral gastroenteritis is caused by a number of different viruses. People at higher risk are:
- children under age 5
- older adults, especially if they live in nursing homes
- children and adults with compromised immune systems
It’s easy for this virus to spread in group situations. Some of the ways the virus is transmitted include:
- improper hand-washing, especially by food handlers
- water contaminated by sewage
- consuming raw or undercooked shellfish from contaminated waters
What are the symptoms of viral gastroenteritis?
Symptoms of gastroenteritis usually begin one or two days after infection and include:
- nausea and vomiting
- headache, muscle aches, or joint aches
- fever or chills
- sweating or clammy skin
- abdominal cramps and pain
- loss of appetite
These symptoms can last anywhere from 1 to 10 days.