Several cases of gastroenteritis in Apokoronas

A lot of people suffer from gastroenteritis in the last few days in Apokoronas.

Gastroenteritis appears one after another in many villages of Apokoronas (Vrysses, Kournas, Almyrida and most of all in Vamos).

As reports, in most cases, they are tourists in hotels. However, many locals also suffer from gastroenteritis.

In the Health Center of Vamos, doctors are trying to accommodate and relieve the ongoing daily incidents of patients.

Because of gastroenteritis, a group of tourists living in a local hotel canceled its scheduled excursion.

According to, a woman from Sweden was transfered to the hospital in Chania, when doctors in Vamos found that her health situation was more serious than they thought at first.

Gastroenteritis symptoms

By definition, gastroenteritis affects both the stomach and the intestines, resulting in vomiting and diarrhea.

Common gastroenteritis symptoms

  • Low grade fever to 100 F (37.7 C)
  • Nausea with or without vomiting
  • Mild-to-moderate diarrhea
  • Crampy painful abdominal bloating (The cramps may come in cycles, increasing in severity until a loose bowel movement occurs and the pain resolves somewhat.)

More serious symptoms of gastroenteritis

  • Blood in vomit or stool (blood in vomit or stool is never normal and the affected individual should call or a visit a health care professional.)
  • Vomiting more than 48 hours
  • Fever higher than 101 F (40 C)
  • Swollen abdomen or abdominal pain
  • Dehydration – weakness, lightheadedness, decreased urination, dry skin, dry mouth and lack of sweat and tears are characteristic signs and symptoms.

Gastroenteritis treatment

Treatment of gastroenteritis include self-care and home remedies that are aimed at keeping the patient well hydrated to avoid dehydration.

Medical treatment may be necessary if the patient becomes dehydrated and needs hospitalization to rehydrate via an IV solution.

Some medications may be prescribed to treat some infections (for example, C. diff), to stop vomiting, and antidiarrheal medication to treat diarrhea (either over-the-counter or prescription), depending upon the condition of the patient and cause of gastroenteritis.

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