Posts Tagged ‘infection’

Infection Control and Prevention

Infections are common in children and often lead to illness. Children first enter early childhood education and care services when their immune systems are still developing. They may not have been exposed to many common germs that cause infections and they may be too young to be vaccinated against some diseases. What causes infection? Microscopic…

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How to self-isolate during COVID-19

Testing people without symptoms for COVID-19 does not help identify people who may become sick later. Therefore, it is so important to detect any sign of infection as early as possible. You should monitor yourself for any new symptoms. Watch particularly for: fever (37.5°C or higher) cough shortness of breath (difficulty breathing) Other reported symptoms…

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Teenagers and Tattoo’s

Tattoos and body-piercings can be a way for young people to express their identity. Young people get tattoos and body-piercings for lots of reasons, including: • because they want to be like their peers • as an expression of identity and individuality • as a fashion statement • because they want to rebel against their…

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Colds, Coughs and Ear Infections in Children

It is common for young children to get the odd cold, cough or even ear infection. Colds It’s normal for a child to have eight or more colds a year. There are hundreds of different cold viruses and young children have no immunity to any of them as they’ve never had them before. Gradually they…

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Personal Hygiene – Preventing Infections

Good personal hygiene is one of the most effective ways we have to protect others and ourselves from illness. This means not only washing your body, but also your hands, especially. It means being careful not to sneeze or cough on others, cleaning things that you touch if you are unwell, using protection (like gloves…

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