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Guidelines on Prevention of Commuicable Diseases in School

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donna cerca uomo Pomezia donna cerca uomo Livorno Sick leave recommendations for children with communicable diseases

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Incubation

 period (days)

 

Sick leave recommendation #

Acute conjunctivitis

1-12

Until no abnormal secretion from the eyes

Acute poliomyelitis *

7-14

At least 14 days from the onset of symptoms

Bacillary dysentery*

1-7

Until diarrhoea ceases and stool samples are tested negative for such bacteria (test is to be done on three stool samples collected at least 24 hours apart)

Chickenpox *

14-21

About one week or until all vesicles have dried up

Cholera *

1-5

Until non-infection is confirmed (test is to be done on three stool samples collected at least 1 day apart following 48 hours after the completion of the antibiotic course)

Diphtheria *

2-7

Until non-infection is confirmed by negative result on sample culture test (test is to be done on two nasopharyngeal swabs collected at least 24 hours apart following 24 hours after the completion of the antibiotic course)

Hand, foot and mouth disease

3-7

Until all vesicles dry up or as advised by the doctor.  If enterovirus 71 is confirmed to be the pathogen, take 2 more weeks of sick leave after all vesicles have dried up

Hepatitis A *

15-50

Until at least 1 week from the appearance of jaundice or as advised by the doctor

Measles *

7-18

4 days from the appearance of rash

*Meningococcal infections (invasive)

2-10

Until the completion of the bacteria removal course

Mumps *

12-25

9 days from the appearance of swelling

Rubella *

14-23

7 days from the appearance of rash

Scarlet fever *

1-3

5 days from starting the antibiotic course or as advised by the doctor

Tuberculosis *

Not definite

As advised by the doctor

Typhoid fever *

7-21

Until at least three consecutive stool samples collected no less than 24 hours apart are tested negative for such bacteria (the first stool sample has to be collected 48 hours after the completion of the antibiotic course)

Viral gastroenteritis

1-10

Until 48 hours after the last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting

Whooping cough *

7-10

5 days from starting the antibiotic course or as advised by the doctor

 

  • # The recommendation made above is based on the general infection period only.  Other  factors, such as the clinical conditions of the sick child, have to be considered as well. The attending doctor should exercise his / her professional judgment when making the final decision on the length of sick leave.
  • * Diseases to be reported to the Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health as required by the law.
  • Department of Health 24-Hour Health Education Hotline: 2833-0111

 

Website:http://www.dh.gov.hk/

 



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