The Hingham Board of Health is encouraging students to wash their hands thoroughly after a high number of absences have been reported due to a gastrointestinal illness.
Hingham Public Health Nurse Kathy Crowley said most illnesses of this nature are spread from person to person.
Common symptoms of a gastrointestinal type illness include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach pain. Any parent of a child who experiences any symptoms is now recommended to contact the school nurse and provide as much information as possible regarding the illness.
“Please keep your child home if he/she has had a fever, diarrhea, or vomiting within the past 24 hours,” Crowley said.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kathy Crowley, Public Health Nurse at the Hingham Health Department @ 781-741-1466.