Health Warnings

Health Warnings

Human Swine Flu (H1N1 Influenza 09)

excludable diseases and infections

Below is a list of just some of the highly infectious conditions which require treatment to be effective before children can return to school:

Whooping cough – 4 weeks
Chicken pox
– 7 days after the onset of symptoms and until all blisters have dried
Conjunctivitis – until the discharge from the eyes has stopped unless doctor has
diagnosed a non-infectious conjunctivitis
Measles
– at least 5 days
Mumps
– 14 days after the onset of symptoms
Rubella (German measles)
– 10 days after the rash appears
Viral hepatitis
– until recovered
Streptococcal infections
– until infection has fully cleared
Impetigo (school sores)
– until appropriate antibiotic treatment has commenced. Any sores on exposed skin should be covered with a watertight dressing.
Ringworm
– until the day after appropriate anti-worming treatment has commenced
Scabies
– until the day after appropriate treatment has commenced
Pediculosis (nits & head lice)
– Students are not to be at school with live lice. They may commence school the day after treatment has commenced. Nits (eggs) are OK.
Molluscum contagiosum – no exclusion

For more information visit to the Royal Children's Hospital Kids Health Info for parents

Information dealing with chronic illness and school (Royal Children's Hospital Kids Health Info for parents)