10 Common Causes for Loss of Appetite

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Although it's considered a stomach flu, infectious gastroenteritis doesn't affect the stomach, and it isn't the flu. It's an infection brought on by parasites, a virus or bacteria that causes the intestinal lining to become inflamed. Viral gastroenteritis is the second most contracted illness in the United States.4‘Gastroenteritis | Stomach Flu.’ MedlinePlus, U.S. National Library of Medicine, 23 Apr. 2021, medlineplus.gov/gastroenteritis.html

People commonly develop viral gastroenteritis because of an infection with norovirus, which is spread via contaminated food and water or contact with infected people. Gastroenteritis usually isn't serious as long as patients consume plenty of fluids.


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