Gastro epidemic declared France wide

With around 300 cases per 100,000 capita of Gastro-Enteritis being reported across France it has now been classed by medical watchdog Sentinelle as an epidemic. Possibly set to worsen now children are back at school.

Nord-Pas-de-Calais is worst hit with 884 per 100,000 whilst the southern Midi-Pyrénées department has just 50 per 100k.

People are being advised to wash their hands frequently.

It amazes me that people still need to be told to wash their hands frequently but then it amazes me how many people you see in a public toilet that never wash their hands. Don't they know that is how germs spread?

To be fair I avoid public toilets at all costs but if I have to go in, I am scrupulous about washing my hands and not touching the door on the way out! Something I am always nagging the kids and my husband about!

I feel ill just reading that..