Dr Ebere Okereke, consultant in Communicable Disease Control at West Yorkshire Health Protection Unit
, said: "The school has been cooperating with our investigations and following strict exclusion and hygiene measures to try and prevent further spread of the infection within the school.
Viv Cleary, consultant in health protection, North East and North Central London Health Protection Unit
and Gavin Fergie, Unite/CPHVA professional officer
The symptoms are suggestive of virol gastroenteritis, also known as norovirus, and it is known that high levels of viral illness are currently circulating in the community." Mrs Scott said the decision to close both schools was taken after discussion with the Primary Care Trust Health Protection Unit
and asked parents of any child showing the symptoms to keep them away from school.
Health Protection Unit
disease control consultant Dr Torbjorn Sundkvist said: "When a case of meningitis is diagnosed, the public health doctor will make sure that all those who need antibiotics are contacted.
Dr Eamonn O'Moore, a consultant in communicable disease control for Thames Valley Health Protection Unit
, said: "Her symptoms began three days after she returned but she was not seriously ill.
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Dr Ebere Okereke, consultant in communicable disease control at West Yorkshire Health Protection Unit
, said pupils at Reinwood were suffering from symptoms suggestive of viral gastroenteritis.
Dr Roger Gajraj, a consultant with the Health Protection Unit
in Birmingham, said: "We cannot ban children from the park but for the time being to minimise the risk of infection we are asking parents to take them to other parks in the local area.