Health Centre Notice

There has been a case of Slapped Cheek (Parvovirus B19) reported in the Loreto Normanhurst community. Parvovirus is a mild rash illness that occurs most commonly in children. The ill child typically has a ‘slapped cheek’ rash on the face and a lacy red rash on the trunk and limbs. The child is not very ill and the rash resolves in 7 to 10 days.  

Please read the  NSW Health Fact Sheet for further information.  If you have any concerns, please contact your Public Health Unit  on 1300   066 055 or visit the NSW Health website www.health.nsw.gov.au.