Traveler's Diarrhea Topic Guide
Traveler's Diarrhea: Causes of traveler's diarrhea include bacteria, viruses, and protazoa. Traveler's diarrhea is contagious with symptoms of loose or watery stools, abdominal cramping, bloating, nausea, vomiting, fever, headache, and blood stools. Treatment for traveler's diarrhea is generally with OTC medication.
Gastroenteritis (Stomach Flu) Gastroenteritis (stomach flu) is most commonly caused by viruses and bacteria like rotavirus, adenovirus, parvovirus, and astrovirus. Bacteria causing gastroenteritis include Staphylococcus aureus, E. coli, salmonella, shigella, and Campylobacter, and C difficile. Other causes may be due to chemical toxins. Treatment of gastroenteritis depends upon the cause.
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