Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)
NIH Public Bulletin – September 2011
Learn About Viral Gastroenteritis
Format: Fact Sheet
Institute: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Viral gastroenteritis is inflammation of the lining of the stomach, small intestine, and large intestine. It is highly contagious and extremely common, and it causes millions of cases of diarrhea each year. You can learn more by reading Viral Gastroenteritis, a fact sheet that describes the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the disease.
You can read Viral Gastroenteritis at www.digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/viralgastroenteritis/index.aspx.