What is stomach flu?

The following article was published in The Conversation.

Explainer: what is stomach flu?

By Michael Tam

Nausea, vomiting, tummy pain and cramps, watery diarrhoea … We’ve all had acute gastroenteritis at some stage.

As a general practitioner, my patients usually refer to their condition in more colloquial terms – “gastro”, “the runs”, “the trots”, “stomach flu”, as well as other colourful names that are too indecent to publish.

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