Rodney Times : January 18th 2011
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Anne Harkness Dr Peter B Millener 16 Moana Ave, Orewa Phone: 09 426 5422 Your medical insurance will cover the cost of this scan if you have been referred by your doctor. 2571230AE Rota virus spoils family's festive season Family illness: From left, David Crotty with daughters Alisa and Tyla, and Emily (back middle), Brooke, Lewis and mother Juliet McGhie fell ill with the rota virus after a Christmas gathering. Eleven members of Red Beach's McGhie family were struck by the infec- tious rota virus between Christmas and the new year. Ben and Juliet McGhie and their children Emily, five, Brooke, three and Lewis, six months, were all sick at the same time on New Year's Eve. Juliet's brother from Sydney David Crotty and his daughters Alisa, four, and Tyla, one, were also sick, as were three grandparents. Emily and Alisa both ended up at the North Shore Hospital Emerg- ency Department within 10 minutes of each other. We didn't know Alisa was sick as she was stay- ing with my in-laws in Devonport,'' father Ben McGhie says. We arrived around midnight and my brother-in-law thought we had come to the hos- pital to say hello. We quickly realised both girls were vomiting.'' Alisa recovered after being treated. Emily was put on a drip for dehy- dration and later trans- ferred to Waitakere Hos- pital when the Emer- gency Department at North Shore Hospital became full with many other children exhibiting rota virus symptoms like vomiting and diarrhoea. Brooke battled the virus for four days in her Red Beach home, and baby Lewis was referred to Starship Hospital after seven days vomiting and three visits to Coastcare medical centre. We're not sure what caused the virus, it could've come from the plane from Sydney or it may have been passed on by the children playing with the same toys on Christmas day,'' mother Juliet McGhie says. While the older members of the family weren't too badly affec- ted, the children seemed to get really sick really quickly. The biggest worry was dehydration as the children couldn't keep any fluids down,'' she says. Children can quickly become dehydrated and according to Starship Childrens Emergency Department guidelines the best thing parents can do is give small amounts of fluid often as increasing fluid intake is the main form of treat- ment. To prevent the virus spreading health profes- sionals suggest thorough hand washing, cleaning dirty clothes, avoid sharing food and drink, and keeping children away from friends and other children. Waitemata DHB clini- cal director of emergency care at North Shore Hos- pital Dr Andrew Ewens says most adults only display a mild illness whereas children get sicker. The virus can still be carried and infectious even after symptoms have settled down,'' he says. It's important people displaying symptoms dry their hands properly, use separate towels, clean cutlery and don't prepare food. Soaps can be carriers, and alcohol gels are effective for hand- washing.'' According to the Min- istry of Health 90 percent of New Zealand children will get rotavi- rus by the age of three years. Children may become dehydrated from diarrhoea and require hospital admission. In less developed countries children may die from rotavirus infection. Health professionals generally see a spike in outbreaks over summer months when families gather for Christmas or go camping and food may not be cooked properly. They expect to see another outbreak when schools go back.
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