Increase of stomach bugs in community

April 15th, 2019

There is a significant amount of vomiting and diarrhoea caused by stomach bugs in the community at present.

Stomach bugs (gastroenteritis) cause stomach cramps, vomiting, stomach pain and runny poos (diarrhoea) and can last up to 10 days. Children who get a stomach bug can lose a lot of fluid from vomiting and diarrhoea. Even if they aren’t thirsty it’s important for them to drink something to help their body recover.

If you or your child are unwell with these symptoms, refer to the resource below to help you manage at home.

When your child gets stomach bugs.