- By Evin Priest
- NCA NewsWire
- 2 hours ago March 9, 2021
Victorian health officials have issued an urgent gastroenteritis outbreak alert for childcare centres with the return to school sparking case numbers four times higher than the five-year rolling average.
Parents and carers have been recommended to keep young children at home if they are sick amid a rapid rise in the number of reported cases.
Most of the current outbreaks are suspected or confirmed to be caused by the person-to-person transmission.