Vomiting and diarrhoea bug shigellosis - what signs and symptoms parents should be aware of
There are several reports in the media this week about a nasty vomiting and diarrhoea bug - and it's something everyone, and particularly parents, should be aware of.
Shigellosis , also known as bacillary dysentery, is the most common type of dysentery in the UK and, according to NHS Choices, usually affects groups of people in close contact - such as in families, schools and nurseries.
It is important for parents to be aware of it because it is highly infectious and, if you believe your child has it, it is important for you to take appropriate precautions to prevent it from spreading... read more
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