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(STLMoms)- Are you or your children experiencing flu like symptoms? If so, you should know there ‘s a difference between Gastroenteritis, or a stomach bug and the flu.

Dr. Matt Bruckle from Total Access Urgent Care tells us what to look for.

Gastroenteritis, or a stomach bug symptoms:
Watery diarrhea and vomiting. You might also have stomach pain, cramping, fever, nausea, and a headache…flu?))

Gastroenteritis can be caused by viral, bacterial, or parasitic infections. Viral gastroenteritis is contagious and is responsible for the majority of outbreaks in developed countries.

Common routes of infection include:
Food (especially seafood)
Contaminated water
Contact with an infected person
Unwashed hands
Dirty utensils ))

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