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Related to intestinal flu: gastroenteritis, diarrhea, intestinal obstruction

flu:

see influenzainfluenza
or flu,
acute, highly contagious disease caused by a RNA virus (family Orthomyxoviridae); formerly known as the grippe. There are three types of the virus, designated A, B, and C, but only types A and B cause more serious contagious infections.
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flu

Informal
1. short for influenza
2. any of various viral infections, esp a respiratory or intestinal infection
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A: Intestinal flu and stomach flu are the more popular terms for acute viral gastroenteritis, which refers to inflammation of the stomach and the intestines that is caused by a variety of viruses.
The gluten article I am thankful for as I just discovered that the terrible intestinal flu symptoms 24 hours a day were caused by gluten.
Last year, I was playing in Europe and got a horrible intestinal flu.