Virus that could cause diarrhoea

Viral Gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis caused by a virus is very common. Viruses can be passed from one person to another, and some spread rapidly. Symptoms include diarrhoea and vomiting.

Whilst there is no cure for gastroenteritis, you can help speed your recovery by:

  • Staying at home
  • Avoiding contact with others
  • Resting
  • Staying well hydrated.

Dioralyte™ is an oral rehydration therapy, designed to combat dehydration caused by diarrhoea.

Two common gastroenteritis viruses causing stomach bugs in the UK are:

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