Test results show cause of illness linked to an influenza outbreak – Media Release

Thursday 1 August 2019Media release1 minute to read

Please attribute to Dr Ramon Pink, Medical Officer of Health

Samples taken earlier this week to determine the cause of the illness circulating within the Westport North School community have returned positive results for influenza.

Influenza symptoms can include headache, fever, nausea, cough, fatigue and in some cases may also cause vomiting and diarrhoea.

We encourage anyone who has been unwell to stay at home from school or work for at least five days after the onset of symptoms of their illness.

Information on stopping the spread of germs at home, and caring for someone with a flu-like illness at home is available here

If you need medical advice, call your general practice team 24/7 first rather than visiting in person. After hours, follow the instructions to be put through to a nurse for free health advice. If it is an emergency dial 111.

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