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Unformatted text preview: non-A non-B hepatitis. Viral gastroenteritis. Viral gastroenteritis is a general expression for viral infection of the intestine. A major cause is the rotavirus , a virus transmitted by the fecal-oral route and capable of causing severe diarrhea. Dehydration may be a problem in patients, and antiviral therapies are generally inadequate. Another possible cause of viral gastroenteritis is the Norwalk agent , probably a virus but not yet identified with certainty. The Coxsackie virus is an RNA virus also capable of causing intestinal infection. Contaminated food and water transmit this virus. Another possible cause of gastroenteritis is the echovirus , also an RNA virus....
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