Infectious Diseases


DISEASE

 

PATIENT SHALL BE EXCLUDED FROM SCHOOL

 

CHICKEN POX   Until fully recovered.  NB. Some remaining scabs are not an indication for continued exclusion.
CONJUNCTIVITIS   Until discharge from eyes has ceased.
DIARRHOEA   Until diarrhoea ceases.
DIPHTHERIA   Until at least two negative nose and throat swabs have been obtained at intervals of not less than 48 hours, the first swab taken not less than 24 hours after cessation of antimicrobial therapy.
VIRAL HEPATITIS    Until a medical certificate of recovery is produced or on subsidence of symptoms but not before 7 days after onset of jaundice.

SCHOOL SORES

(IMPETIGO

Until sores have fully healed.  The child may be allowed to return provided that appropriated treatment is being applied and that sores on exposed surfaces such as a scalp, face, hands and legs are properly covered with occlusive dressings.

INFLUENZA Exclude until well
LEPROSY   Until a medical certificate satisfactory to the Department of Health is produced.
MEASLES     For at least seven days from the appearance of the rash or until a medical certificate of recovery is   produced.

MENINGOCOCCAL  

INFECTION (MENINGITIS)    

Until a medical certificate of recovery is produced.

MUMPS   

Until fully recovered.

HEAD LICE  

(PEDICULOSIS)

Until appropriate treatment has commenced, supported when requested by a medical certificate.

WHOOPING COUGH

(PERTUSSIS)  

For four weeks or until a medical certificate of recovery is produced.

POLIMYELITIS    

For at least fourteen days from onset and also until a medical certificate of recovery is produced.

RINGWORM  

Until appropriate treatment has commenced, supported when requested by a medical certificate.

RUBELLA  

Until fully covered and at least four days from the onset of the rash.

SCABIES

Until appropriate treatment has commenced, supported when requested by a medical certificate.

SCARLET FEVER

Until a medical certificate of recovery is produced.

TRACHOMA 

Until appropriate treatment has commenced.

TUBERCULOSIS  

Until a medical certificate is produced stating that the patient is no longer infectious.

TYPHOID & PARATYPHOID FEVER   

Until three successive negative faecal and urine cultures are obtained at twenty hour intervals, commencing at least Seventy two hours after cessation of specific therapy.

 

   

                     

 

                           

 

                               

 

                                  

 

                      

 

                            

 

                     

 

                   

 

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