What is the rate of incidence of viral gastrointestinal infections?


Viral gastrointestinal infections are the nearly the most common type of illness. In the United States, they are the second most common, and in some parts of the world it's a leading cause of death in children. Every year, millions of people are stricken with diarrhea caused by viral gastrointestinal infections.

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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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