- 学校，幼儿园, 托儿所，餐馆和医疗机构出现腹泻的人员不应上班或工作
County Health Department Urges Precautions to Stop the Spread of Shigella
SAINT LOUIS COUNTY, MO – (October 12, 2016) St. Louis County is currently experiencing an increase in Shigella cases in daycare and school age children. Shigellosis is a bacterial infection. The primary symptom is diarrhea, but other symptoms can include stomach cramping, nausea, fever, and vomiting.
Shigellosis is very infectious and is easily transmitted from person to person. For this reason, the department is strongly urging residents to take preventative steps to stop the spread of the disease. “All of us can play an important role is preventing the spread of shigellosis,” said Dr. Faisal Kahn, director of the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health. “We urge parents, daycare providers, education institutions, the medical community, and the general public to follow all the basic precautions needed to stop more infections from occurring.”
The department is recommending residents immediately take the following basic precautions to stop the spread of shigellosis in the
- The most effective method to stop the spread of Shigella is with proper hand washing.
- Parents should make sure children with diarrhea do not attend school or daycare.
- Schools, daycares, restaurants, and healthcare facilities should exclude individuals with diarrhea from attendance or work, and those individuals diagnosed with Shigella will remain excluded until released back to work or attendance by the local department of health.
- Every effort should be made to maintain the highest level of sanitation in each center by reinforcing the need for frequent hand washing and for the careful attention to disinfection of frequently touched surfaces.
- If a person has been ill, he or she should refrain from recreational water venues for one week after all symptoms resolve.
- If a healthcare provider suspects a diagnosis of shigellosis, it should be reported immediately to the Saint Louis County Department of Health by calling 314-615-1630 so that measures to prevent the spread can be rapidly undertaken.
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