Are gastrointestinal viruses more common during certain parts of the year?


Some viruses that cause gastroenteritis are more common in certain seasons, while others can strike year-round. Rotavirus, for example, moves across the United States in a wave that starts in the Southwest in autumn and wraps up in the Northeast in spring. Astrovirus, too, is most common during the winter months. Norovirus and adenovirus, on the other hand, are active every month of the year, although adenovirus experiences slightly higher rates of infection in the summer months.

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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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