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Gastroenteritis is a term covering a range of stomach complaints caused by the inflammation of the mucous membranes of both the stomach and intestines. Symptoms include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting diarrhea and abdominal cramps.

Although usually caused by viral or bacterial infection, the condition can also be caused by poisonous mushrooms or berries or by consuming large amounts of alcohol. Gastroenteritis is best treated with bed rest and plenty fluids. The latter is very important in the prevention of further complications for example kidney or liver damage due to dehydration.

Following good hygiene practices will help prevent future episodes of this condition.

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