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Viral Stomach Flu or Gastroenteritis can cause some serious symptoms.  An illness like this can often stick around for a while, as it's passed from person to person.

Dr. Timothy Nichols from Emerald Coast Urgent Care says Gastroenteritis is going around.

Dr. Nichols says symptoms include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Fever
  • Body aches
  • Headache

Dr. Nichols warns that vomiting and diarrhea that won't stop, passage of blood, significant or increasing abdominal pain, high fever and dehydration are severe symptoms that require immediate attention by a medical professional. 

He says there are ways to protect yourself.  This includes:

  • Washing your hands often
  • Avoiding close contact with anyone who is sick
  • Not eating or drinking after others