How to prevent the spread of infection in the hospital and at home.
Viral gastrointestinal illness, also known as stomach flu, is a common illness. It can occur as a case in just one person or can quickly spread through families and cause outbreaks. Outbreaks occur in the community every year. There are several different viruses that cause illness with vomiting and diarrhea. This fact sheet provides information about how to prevent the spread of infection in hospital and at home.