Can stomach flu be prevented?

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Using recommended sanitary precautions will help you to avoid stomach flu. Thoroughly wash your hands after you use the bathroom and before you eat, do not share personal items like towels and eating utensils, and avoid contact with those who may be infected. If you are travelling in other countries, take precautions to avoid contaminated water and food. When you are looking for a daycare for a child or a home for an elderly relative, pay special attention to their sanitation practices. You can get a vaccination for the rotavirus, which is the most common cause of the stomach flu.

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Digestive Diseases

Digestive diseases, also known as gastrointestinal diseases, are disorders that affect your esophagus, stomach and small and large intestines. The symptoms of digestive diseases vary widely depending on which part of your digestiv...

e system is affected. Generally symptoms can be blood in your stool, a change in bowel habits, pain, weight loss or heartburn that is not relieved by antacids. See you doctor if you have any of these signs of digestive disease.
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