Staying Healthy in Child Care - Preventing infectious diseases in child care - Third Edition

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Please note: This publication was rescinded on 09 December 2005


The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has released the third edition of Staying Healthy in Child Care (2001). This publication aims to assist child care workers, parents and health professionals in controlling the spread of childhood infections.

Infections with or without illness are common in children. When children spend time in child care or other facilities they are exposed to a large number of children, increasing the opportunity for the spread of infectious diseases.

Staying Healthy in Child Care describes simple but effective methods for minimising the spread of infections for many common childhood diseases which are encountered in child care and the home.

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