Nov. 1, 2022 – Attention parents: If your child is showing signs of a stomach bug, do not send them to school or day care. 

That’s the take-home message in a new CDC report, which found that nearly 90% of outbreaks of acute gastrointestinal infections in schools and child care settings result from person-to-person contact. 

“Clinicians should encourage parents to keep children out of school for up to 24 hours after symptoms have subsided, as viral shedding may continue after symptoms stop,” says Janine Cory, a spokesperson for the CDC. 

She also encouraged pediatricians to reinforce good hygiene habits with parents, including…


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