Patient Comments: Gastroenteritis - Cause

Do you know what virus, bacteria, or parasite caused your case of gastroenteritis (cruise ship, traveling by plane, traveling to another country, from a family member or friend?)

Comment from: anonymous, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: August 22

I am a young university student. It is the summertime, and having time off work, I've been lounging around, admittedly rarely showering. I went to McDonalds, ate (with dirty hands), came home, and suddenly started feeling waves of what seemed like knives stabbing me. I actually was squirming on the floor for the rest of the day. Really bad diarrhea has been present for a few days now along with a cough and fever. I actually started freaking out I may have HIV (will check to make sure though). Nasty bug! Wash your hands, friends.

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