Outbreak of Gastro at Selwyn College

Outbreak of Gastro at Selwyn College

There has been an outbreak of gastroenteritis (gastro) at Selwyn Residential College.

Gastro symptoms include diarrhoea, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, fever and muscle pains. The disease can last between one to three days and spreads by ingestion of contaminated food or water, contact with contaminated surfaces and inhalation of the air-born virus.

Southern DHB medical officer of health Keith Reid told Stuff that Public Health South had introduced "appropriate measures" at the college, and that the number of cases was now reducing. "At present, we haven't seen a rise in cases outside of the university," Reid told Stuff.    

The University sent messages to students reminding them how to reduce risk.

Measures to reduce risk include washing hands often, especially after using the bathroom and before food preparation.

It is important for anyone with gastroenteritis to stay away from work, education, or childcare while they experience symptoms, and for at least 48 hours afterwards.

Gastro is highly infectious and those infected shit out the virus in large quantities.

Critic would like to point out that Selwyn College was already a large quantity of shit.

This article first appeared in Issue 10, 2018.
Posted 6:47pm Monday 7th May 2018 by Charlie O’Mannin.