The webinar helps to recognise the signs and symptoms that indicate a child has been affected by an infectious disease. It provides guidance on recognising and managing occurrences of infectious diseases, and practical information on gastro, respiratory illnesses and other infectious diseases common in children and more.
SA Healthy Deputy chief medical officer, Associate Professor Nicola Spurrier, confirmed that children attending childcare or preschool had a higher risk of getting more infections than children who do not attend as children's hygiene is not very good which makes infections spread easily.
The Metro South Health Public Health Unit has confirmed a case of measles, in a child in the Brisbane area. The person was in a number of locations whilst unknowingly infectious. Residents in the Brisbane and Logan areas in particular need to be alert for symptoms.
The spread of certain infectious diseases can be reduced by excluding the child or Educator, known to be infectious, from contact with others who are at risk of catching the infection. The following information details the recommended exclusion periods for infectious diseases. These are based on how long a child/educator with a specific disease is likely to be infectious and to be excluded from the service until they have passed the exclusion period and well enough to return.