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Plea to keep norovirus away from schools

Tue, 08 Jan 2013


Children showing the symptoms of the norovirus should not be at school - as the virus is stronger than ever. 

That's the message for parents from the Department of Health following an increase in the number of cases of the bug.

Schools re-opened yesterday and the Public Health Directorate is determined to get a hold on the infection which has showed no signs of slowing down.

In the past schools have had to close due to norovirus outbreaks - something the Department of Education and Children doesn't want to see a repeat of.

Director of Public Health Dr Kishore says the message remains the same - total isolation until 48 hours after the symptoms subside:

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