Viral gastroenteritis is an infection caused by a variety of viruses that results in vomiting or diarrhea.
Viral gastroenteritis is not caused by bacteria (such as Salmonella or Escherichia coli) or parasites (such as Giardia), or by medications or other medical conditions, although the symptoms may be similar.
Generally, viral gastroenteritis is diagnosed by a physician on the basis of the symptoms and medical examination of the patient.
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