stomach flu


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stomach flu

n. Informal
Acute gastroenteritis with vomiting and diarrhea, usually caused by a virus such as norovirus. It is unrelated to influenza, a respiratory infection.
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The name that doctors use for stomach flu is gastroenteritis (gas-tro-en-tuh-RYE-tus).
Freshman forward Reeves Nelson is expected to play after a bout of the stomach flu.
THE number of victims struck by a stomach flu virus at a Merseyside hotel last night topped 100.
In case you have not gotten the message yet, gastroenteritis is often called a stomach bug or the stomach flu.
All too quickly I became the victim of a plague of head lice, stomach flu, scabies and the crowning glory was the worst case of chickenpox ever recorded.
Some of these viruses can cause gastroenteritis or stomach flu, and when this happens, the intestines become inflamed, or red and painful.
Slater urged consumers to return the product to the store and immediately call their doctor if they ate the hamburgers and feel symptoms similar to stomach flu.
Noroviruses are a group of viruses that cause what's commonly referred to as stomach flu or gastroenteritis, with symptoms that include vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramping.
Although there were moments of drudgery (technical rehearsal), pain (a hellish stomach flu during dress rehearsal), and confusion (those Lloyd Webber harmonies), every time I stepped onstage for the initial coffin scene, I realized I had made it.
She had been suffering some kind of stomach flu for several days before her death and had fallen in the bathroom at one point.
English actress Blunt is good as snobby Emily, who boasts: "I'm just one stomach flu away from my goal weight".
NEW YORK -- The common cold and stomach flu are the top two reasons that children miss school, according to information gathered from the web site of the Mayo Clinic.