Stomach Flu

Gastroenteritis, or the stomach flu, is an infection of the intestines caused by a virus or bacteria that can cause diarrhea and vomiting. It is common in infants and children and can lead to dehydration.

Childhood Vomiting and Diarrhea (Gastroenteritis)

This video provides useful and evidence-based information for parents and families about symptoms, how to manage symptoms, and when to seek care for a child who has a stomach flu (gastroenteritis). 

This video was created by ECHO Research, ARCHE, and TREKK. Funding was provided by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Browse through this eBook 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 Research, ARCHE, and TREKK. Funding was provided by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

ECHO

The ECHO research program is focused on improving health outcomes for children with acute health conditions through the application of the best available evidence — a process known as knowledge translation (KT).

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The information contained in the video/multimedia content (the “Multimedia”) is provided on an “as is” basis and is offered for general information and educational purposes only; it is not offered as and does not constitute professional advice. There is no guarantee about the accuracy, applicability, fitness or completeness of the information found in the Multimedia. This information is provided without warranty of any kind, and the University of Alberta, its agents, employees, and students disclaim responsibility to any party for any loss or damage of any kind that may arise directly or indirectly as a result of the use of or reliance on the information contained in the Multimedia.

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Physical treatments can include physiotherapy, prescribed exercise plans, strengthening exercises, massage, and more. 

Psychological treatments can include counselling or talk therapy, supportive therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, mediation, and more. They can be provided on a one-on-one basis or in a group setting.