Warning issued to parents after school child hospitalised with septicaemia

Parents with children attending the Garibaldi School in Clipstone have been issued a warning after it is likely one child contracted septicaemia.

A letter was sent out to parents on Thursday, July 5, explaining that the child had been hospitalised but that there was no risk to other children at the school.

Parents at Garibaldi School in Clipstone have been warned about meningitis and septicaemia.

Parents at Garibaldi School in Clipstone have been warned about meningitis and septicaemia.

It said: “We have considered the circumstances of the case and no further action is necessary at the present time.

“The bacteria does not spread easily and those who have had prolonged, close contact with the person are at a slightly greater risk of getting ill.

“These people have been identified and given antibiotics to stop the bacteria spreading.

“There is no reason to make any change in the school routine and no reason for children to be kept at home.”

A copy of the letter sent to parents at Garibaldi School, including warnings for symptoms by the Meningitis Research Foundation.

A copy of the letter sent to parents at Garibaldi School, including warnings for symptoms by the Meningitis Research Foundation.

The letter explained information about symptoms for both meningitis and septicaemia to parents, including medical advise for if the symptoms become apparent.

These symptoms include sudden drowsiness, rashes, stomach joint or muscle pain, and fevers or vomiting.

Parents were urged to contact their doctor immediately if any signs of the illnesses arise.