Risk Factors for Viral gastroenteritis


About risk factors: Risk factors for Viral gastroenteritis are factors that do not seem to be a direct cause of the disease, but seem to be associated in some way. Having a risk factor for Viral gastroenteritis makes the chances of getting a condition higher but does not always lead to Viral gastroenteritis. Also, the absence of any risk factors or having a protective factor does not necessarily guard you against getting Viral gastroenteritis. For general information and a list of risk factors, see the risk center.

Risk factor list: The list of risk factors mentioned for Viral gastroenteritis in various sources includes:

Risk factors discussion: Viral gastroenteritis outbreaks can occur in institutional settings, such as schools, child care facilities, and nursing homes, and can occur in other group settings, such as banquet halls, cruise ships, dormitories, and campgrounds. 1

1. excerpt from Viral Gastroenteritis: DVRD

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