May
06
2009
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What are the differences between the stomach flu and respiratory flu?

Police in Mexico City in April 2009 during the influenza epidemic.Although the stomach or gastric flu — a usually brief illness marked by digestive distress, diarrhea and similar symptoms — and the respiratory flu share part of a name, they aren’t the same illness, and they aren’t caused by the same kind of germ. While their names suggest they are related, they are not. What [more…]

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