HSE Advising Parents To Keep Children Home From School If They Show Signs Of Being Unwell

The HSE is advising parents to keep their children home from school if they show signs of being unwell.

It says it’s concerned at the spread of a rare bacterial infection known as Group A streptococcal.

Symptoms typically include runny or blocked nose, mild fever, cough or tiredness.

Dr. Maureen Boland of the HSE, says infected children are more likely to spread harmful viruses:

“It’s important for a child who is particularly unwell with fever, cough or sore throat to stay at home and to minded at home until these symptoms have finished and are cleared – because really children with these symptoms are much more likely to spread infections – this could be flu or RSV, or indeed a bacterial infection”.


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