When to go to the hospital with childhood vomiting and diarrhea
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 this interactive story book. Throughout the book you can find 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 the 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) and to Sergio Drummond (Illustrator).
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).