Gastroenteritis is an infection of the bowel (intestines) caused by a virus or bacteria that can cause diarrhea and vomiting. It is common in infants and children, and can cause the loss of important fluids and minerals (dehydration).
Find out about Salima and Ali’s experiences with gastroenteritis through an interactive story book. Browse through the interactive gastroenteritis page for information on the signs, symptoms, treatment and management of gastroenteritis and what to do if you are a parent or family dealing with gastroenteritis. This eBook was created by ECHO, ARCHE & TREKK with funding from CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research). Thank you to the Bird Communications team, including Jennifer Gallivan (Project Coordinator), Debby Waldman (Writer) and Aaron Mumby (Graphic Designer). Thank you to Sergio Drummond for the illustrations.