Stomach Flu

Just returned from our two weeks vacation few days ago but thing has not been easy,  felt sick with colds and cough and loss bowel movement.

Stomach flu or Gastroenteritis is marked by inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract involving both the stomach and small intestine resulting in acute diarrhea and vomiting. It can be transferred by contact with contaminated food and water. The inflammation is caused most often by an infection from certain viruses or less often by bacteria, their toxins (e.g. SEB), parasites, or an adverse reaction to something in the diet or medication.

Risk factors include consumption of improperly prepared foods or contaminated water and travel or residence in areas of poor sanitation. It is also common for river swimmers to become infected during times of rain as a result of contaminated runoff water.

India has a poor sanitation when it came to food preparation and no matter we avoid to eat food in the street we still ended up with traveler’s diarrhea.

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