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Gastroenteritis Pathway - Preventing the spread of gastroenteritis

  • Washing hands with soap (liquid if possible) in warm running water and careful drying are the most important ways to prevent the spread of gastroenteritis.

  • Hands should be washed after going to the toilet or changing nappies and before touching food.

  • Towels used by children with gastroenteritis should not be shared.

  • Children should not attend any school or other childcare facility while they have diarrhoea or vomiting caused by gastroenteritis.

  • Children should not go back to school or other childcare facility until at least 48 hours after the last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting. 


Last updated : Thursday, May 18, 2017
Next review date : Friday, May 18,2018


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