This week we have had a confirmed case of Giardiais.
The Department of Health has advised that the incubation period is 3-35 days but maybe longer. The average is 7-10 days. Giardia infection is usually asymptomatic, but may present as acute or chronic diarrhoea associated with abdominal cramps, bloating, flatulence, fatigue, anorexia, nausea and weight loss. Symptoms usually last 1-2 weeks or months.
Please consult your doctor or contact Nurse on Call 1300 606 024 if you identify any symptoms, also advise the school.
For more information about Giardia, please visit the “Better Health Channel” website.