How to take steps against nasty winter stomach bug
SHIGELLOSIS SPREADS EASILY ESPECIALLY IN NURSERIES AND SCHOOLS
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.”