How to take steps against nasty win­ter stom­ach bug

SHIGELLOSIS SPREADS EAS­ILY ES­PE­CIALLY IN NURS­ERIES AND SCHOOLS

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help­ing with toi­let­ing or chang­ing nap­pies) and to avoid shar­ing tow­els.

Ad­vice if you have or de­velop Shigellosis symp­toms

PHE states that it is ex­tremely im­por­tant to stay away from nurs­ery, school or work un­til you have been symp­tom free for at least 48 hours.

Also stay away from other peo­ple, par­tic­u­larly young chil­dren or any­one with a low im­mune sys­tem un­til your symp­toms have stopped.

If in­fected, do not go swimming and do not pre­pare food for oth­ers un­til you’ve been symp­tom-free for at least 48 hours.

“Shigella can be very un­pleas­ant but is rarely se­ri­ous,” PHE said. “If symp­toms de­velop, visit NHS Choices for ad­vice on manag­ing di­ar­rhoeal ill­ness.”

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