100 children sent home over school Norovirus fears
MORE than 100 pupils and staff at a Glasgow primary school have been sent home following an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug.
Students at St Angela’s Primary School in Darnley first reported signs of the highly contagious Norovirus on Tuesday, but the school remained open.
However youngsters and staff members continued feeling the effects of the illness on Wednesday and the decision was taken to advise pupils to steer clear until the outbreak has passed.
A Glasgow City Council spokeswoman confirmed the absences, adding a “deep clean” of the premises was under way.
Students reportedly told teachers they were experiencing nausea and dizziness earlier in the week.
More than 100 pupils are thought to have been sent home after exhibiting symptoms including vomiting and diarrhoea.
An information leaflet has been distributed to parents with advice on how to treat youngsters impacted by the disease, including ensuring they are kept hydrated and improving personal hygiene.
A council spokesperson said:
“Most people with norovirus will make a full recovery in one to two days. It is important to keep hydrated – especially children and the elderly. Good hand hygiene using soap and water is important to stop the spread of the virus.
“Anyone with norovirus should stay away from school or work until 48 hours after their symptoms have stopped.”