Question by  ajohnson26 (19)

What is a stomach virus and how is it transmitted?


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Stomach viruses are viruses that cause gastrointestinal illness, such as vomiting and diarrhea. They can be spread by drinking infected water, touching bodily fluids of an infected individual, or eating food by someone who is infected and did not adequately wash their hands. Common stomach viruses include Rotavirus and Norwalk virus.


Answer by  John (9008)

A stomach virus attacks the stomach, generally causing nausea and vomiting. It is usually transmitted by eating contaminated food, but people can spread it through close contact, as well.


Answer by  trudie1962 (1022)

If you are referring to a bout of vomiting and diarrhea - also known as "gastro" - it is transmitted via contact with feces or vomit. Improper handwashing after use of the toilet or vomiting is to blame - the virus gets deposited on whatever the person touches. That's why it spreads so fast in daycares and schools: poor handwashing.


Answer by  Bronagh (666)

Gastroenteritis or "stomach virus" is a viral infection of the small intestine that usually lasts 24 to 72 hours. The virus which causes this disease is easily transmitted through unwashed hands that serve food or beverages. Diarrhea, vomiting, lightheadedness and fever are common symptoms of this illness, which leaves sufferers feeling weak for several days after the main symptoms subside.


Answer by  Derbyboo (442)

A stomach virus is a virus that infects the lining of the gastrointestinal tract causing irritation, nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea. It is transmitted from human to human through hand contact with a surface or other hand that has been exposed to the virus, or through an exchange of sputum infected with the virus such as through cough propelled fluids.

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