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.