If the lining of your stomach and intestines are inflamed, there is a possibility that you may have gastroenteritis.

What causes gastroenteritis?

Gastroenteritis is generally caused by an infection. It can be spread from an infected person to others by consuming food and beverages that have been contaminated.

Here are some ways that can help to limit the spread of gastroenteritis.

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Hand washing

Never underestimate the importance of washing your hands thoroughly and when it is a necessity.

Hands must be washed with soap and water before preparing and cooking food. Similarly, hands must be washed after using the bathroom.

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If you have gastroenteritis, do not share towels with anyone.

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