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Guidelines on the management of communicable diseases in schools and nurseries - Paratyphoid

Author(s)Health Protection Agency
AbstractGuidelines on the Management of Communicable Diseases in Schools and Nurseries: Paratyphoid. This document provides details of mode of transmission - definition of onset; incubation period; risk of transmission - duration of shedding; period of infectiousness - serial interval; and exclusion period from school/nursery. Often behaves as environmentally acquired but humans are only host. Traditionally children areexcluded until 3 negative stools have been obtained. A longer period of exclusion may be appropriate for children under the age of 5 years, and for older children who are unable to maintain good personal hygiene (suggest 1 negative stool).
Date of publishing04/30/2003
Date of last review by us03/10/2008
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