Diarrhoea - for symptoms and self-care advice click http://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/conditions-and-treatments/diseases-and-illnesses/diarrhoea
Vomiting - for symptoms and self-care advice click http://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/conditions-and-treatments/diseases-and-illnesses/vomiting
• If you live in a Residential College it is very important that you let your RA /Warden know you are unwell. The College can then care for you and also take measures to reduce the spread of infection (eg you may be allocated a separate bathroom)
• If you work as a food handler you must not work until all your symptoms have settled for 48 hours. In addition do not prepare food for others - for example in a flat and for 48 hours after your symptoms have settled
• Please do not attend classes, lectures, labs until your symptoms have settled. Please do not put others at risk of picking up any infections
• If you feel you need to attend Student Health please phone us first and give a brief outline of your problem. This information helps us provide the most suitable care. This may mean phone advice, seeing a health professional or having prescribed medication, observation and rest at Student Health for several hours
• The single most effective way of stopping the spread of infectious diarrhoea/vomiting is hand-washing. Use soap, warm water and rub hands for at least 20 seconds, then dry them for a further 20 seconds. Cleaning: use bleach diluted (20 ml-4 teaspoons to 1 litre water) to clean, taps, toilets, bench tops.