Winter Vomiting Bug

Winter Vomiting Bug

winter vomiting bugThere has been an outbreak of the Norovirus (Winter vomiting bug) in the school. 

If you child has an outbreak of vomiting and/or diarrhoea, please make sure they do not attend school for 48 hours after resolution of their systems as the Norovirus (Winter vomiting bug)  is highly contagious. 

INFORMATION FROM HSE ON THE NOROVIRUS
Norovirus causes short lasting outbreaks of vomiting and diarrhoea. The virus is very contagious and extremely common. It is present in the infected person’s vomit and faeces. Fortunately, most cases recover fully without complication.

PRECAUTIONS:

Strict attention to personal hygiene is important to reduce spread. Frequent hand washing is essential. Environmental cleaning is also critical as norovirus can survive on surfaces such as door handles, light switches desks etc for a number of weeks. See

EXCLUSIONS:

Pupils or staff who have been vomiting or have had diarrhoea should be excluded until 48 hours after resolution of their symptoms

FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO

http://www.hse.ie/eng/health/az/N/Norovirus/

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