Viral gastro-enteritis is a sporadic, often seasonal viral infection sometimes called gastric flu, Rotavirus or Norwalk virus. It can affect both individuals and quite commonly, large groups of people.
Viral gastro-enteritis is commonly caught from:
The illness usually occurs within 24–48 hours of infection but it can vary from 10 to 50 hours depending on the dose and how strong this strain of virus is.
If you report your infection, the council’s investigating officer will give you a more general leaflet on infection control.