How Long Is Gastroenteritis Contagious?

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Definition

Bacterial gastroenteritis is inflammation of the stomach and intestines caused by bacteria.


Alternative Names

Infectious diarrhea - bacterial gastroenteritis; Acute gastroenteritis; Gastroenteritis - bacterial


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Many different types of bacteria can cause bacterial gastroenteritis, including:

  • Campylobacter jejuni (see: Campylobacter enteritis)
  • E. coli (see: E. coli enteritis)
  • Salmonella (see: Salmonella enteritis)
  • Shigella (see: Shigella enteritis)
  • Staphylococcu...
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