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Public Health Advice for Parents - Important Information

Public Health Advice for Parents - Important Information

Dear Parents/Guardians,

There has been a large increase in general viral infections among children and young people this winter. Additionally, there have also been recent concerns about a rare bacterial infection. This infection is iGAS (aninvasive Group A Streptococcal infection). It is and also known as Group A Strep. Therefore, please see attached an important letter from our HSE colleagues in the link below, which we have been asked to bring to the attention of parents, guardians and staff.

HSE Memo to Parents/Guardians

Please note that many children might have a runny nose or a slight cough in winter season. However, if a child is feeling unwell they should be at home. If you are concerned your child may be unwell, please check There is information on coughs, colds, fever, rashes and symptoms of concern. There is advice on when to contact your GP or go to a hospital emergency department.

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