Medical Notification - Slapped Cheek

It has come to our attention that a case of Human Parvovirus known as Erythema Infectiosum (commonly called 'Slapped Cheek Disease') has been diagnosed.

This is a common childhood viral infection that can be very contagious. Human Services Victoria advises us that all children with Slapped Cheek Disease are NOT required to be excluded from school.

The only people at risk from this virus are non-immune persons who are immune suppressed (due to illness and/or treatment), have chronic haemolytic disorders or are pregnant. If you have concerns that you may have been in contact with Slapped Cheek Syndrome, please consult your supervising doctor immediately.

Please see the attached note for futher information. 

Nicholas Watson
Head of Campus


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