60 Early Childhood Services Across NSW Reported Gastro Outbreaks

By December 05, 2020
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Nearly 60 early childhood services across NSW reported gastro outbreaks since October 2020, with over 480 children and 120 educators infected with gastro.

NSW Health's has issued a plea for parents to keep sick children home for at least 48 hours after symptoms subside.

Richard Broome, from NSW Health, said the highly infectious bug, which can cause vomiting, diarrhoea, fever, abdominal pain, headache and muscle aches, spreads rapidly in early childhood services.

It's important to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and running water for at least 10 seconds before handling and eating food, and always wash your hands after using the toilet, changing nappies or assisting someone who has diarrhoea or vomiting.'

For more information on How Gastro Is Spread, Exclusion Period, Responsibilities Of Educators and Parents and more, please read the following: Gastro In Children

Reference:
Over 480 Children and 120 Educators Infected With Gastro, Aussie Childcare Network 

Last modified on Saturday, 05 December 2020 05:17

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