A Goulburn Valley Health spokesperson has confirmed an influx of patients with gastroenteritis-like symptoms this week.KAITLIN THALS December 15, 2012 4:20am
A Goulburn Valley Health spokesperson has confirmed a significant increase in patients with gastroenteritis-like symptoms this week.
The hospital spokesperson said there had been an influx in patients with abdominal pains, diarrhoea and vomiting.
This week St Brendan’s School Shepparton principal Paula Stevenson distributed a letter to families warning them of a gastro outbreak.
Mrs Stevenson said the letter informed parents and guardians there were several confirmed cases of gastro at the school with some students sent home feeling unwell.
She said some students were sent to hospital.
‘‘If anyone has stomach complaints we have asked not to send them to school and to stay home,’’ she said.
‘‘We haven’t had teachers away and there’s no rhyme or reason to who’s got it either.’’
The hospital spokesperson said there were a few ways to stop the illness spreading.
She said to take care when washing your hands, use hot water and soap and wash for at least 10 seconds.
Do not share towels in the bathroom and dry hands with an air dryer.
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The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The Fairley Leadership Program met in Tatura on Wednesday, exploring ‘Water and our catchment’ at Goulburn Murray Water.
Road authorities have made little progress to fixing Echuca’s most dangerous intersections.
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
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A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
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Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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