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Published 30th September 2015, 2:22pm

The Dept. of Education Services received a report on Tuesday, September 29th, that nineteen students at West End Primary School was diagnosed as having Hand, Foot and Mouth disease. This viral disease occurs most commonly in children less than 10 years of age and most often in summer and fall months.

The Public Health Department was called in to assist with the outbreak and has advised that the school should be completely sanitized. To facilitate this process, West End Primary School will be closed from Wednesday September 30th and re-open on Monday, October 5th.

At this time there are no known cases at Creek and Spot Bay Primary School.

Parents are being asked to seek medical attention if their child/children present with symptoms and to keep them home until they recover to minimize spreading the disease to other students.

Attached is information provided by the Public Health Department on Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease.

Information from Public Health Dept. on Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
Information from Public Health Dept. on Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease