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The Ministry of Health Clarifies How to Protect Students from Infection with Viruses
28 September 2022

The Ministry of Health clarified how to protect male and female students upon returning to school from the transmission of viruses that are increasingly prevalent during the school season, especially among children.
Through its account on the social networking site (Twitter), the ministry published an infographic showing a group of diseases that are increasing in prevalence during the school season, especially among children.
Viral diseases are easily transmitted through infection, the most important of which are: respiratory diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, and skin rashes.
The Ministry indicated that the most prominent respiratory disease is cold. It is caused by respiratory viruses, and its symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, headache, and muscle pain. They added that one of the most important ways to prevent these viruses is to ensure that you get the seasonal flu vaccine annually, wash your hands well and regularly with soap and water, and avoid touching the eyes or mouth immediately after touching surfaces.
Gastrointestinal diseases are common in children, especially gastroenteritis, and the most important symptoms are sudden acute gastroenteritis, along with symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, poor appetite, and abdominal pain.
Among the most prominent ways to prevent gastroenteritis is to maintain frequent washing of hands, especially before and after eating, and after leaving the bathroom.
As for rash diseases such as chickenpox and measles, they are among the common infectious diseases that spread among children, which are accompanied by a group of symptoms like influenza, and the best way to prevent them is to get the vaccine and complete the basic doses.​

Last Update : 06 October 2022 01:13 AM
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