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Australia Viral infection hits 15 childcare centres

02:58  24 february  2021
02:58  24 february  2021 Source:   aap.com.au

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One centre in South Auckland said six children and one teacher were at home sick with the disease. The Northern Auckland Kindergarten Association said two of its centres had each reported having a child sick with the viral illness. Auckland's Starship children 's hospital said last Wednesday it was seeing two or three cases a day. Jill Oliver, the centre operations manager for Toddlers Turf Childcare Centre in Manukau, said six children and one teacher from the centre were away sick with the disease.

Infection in childcare is the spread of infection during childcare , typically because of contact among children in daycare or school. This happens when groups of children meet in a childcare environment, and there any individual with an infectious disease may spread it to the entire group.

At least 15 childcare centres have been hit by an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease in far north Queensland.

a large building: Cairns Hospital has seen an uplift in presentations for hand, foot and mouth disease. © Cleo Fraser/AAP PHOTOS Cairns Hospital has seen an uplift in presentations for hand, foot and mouth disease.

Health authorities have warned parents, in particular, to be on alert for the viral infection, which has seen 60 people present at Cairns hospital's emergency department since the start of the year.

At least 15 daycare centres have been affected in the Cairns and Tablelands regions since early January, authorities say.

The disease is usually mild and occurs mainly in young children but can also affect older children and adults.

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Of the 60 hospital presentations, nine people had to be admitted.

The disease causes a rash or blisters on the hands and feet, as well as in or around the mouth.

It is most commonly caused by the coxsackie virus and mainly spreads through contact with fluid from inside the blisters, or via droplets from sneezing and coughing.

Hand foot and mouth disease is not related to the foot and mouth disease found in animals.

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