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HFI and NEA HIN team up to prevent the spread of the stomach bug

July 16, 2012

BOISE, ID — The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) and The NEA Health Information Network (NEA HIN) are partnering to promote NEA HIN''s The Stomach Bug Book — What School Employees Need to Know, according to a press release.

The Stomach Bug Book, a pocket-sized manual for school employees, explains what educators need to know in order to minimize health risks from fast-spreading stomach illnesses such as norovirus, the release stated.

According to the release, The Stomach Bug Book, which also available in Spanish, can be ordered free of charge in any quantity through the NEA HIN website, and is also available for download in English or Spanish.

"The Stomach Bug Book provides vital cleaning and hygiene tips to share with co-workers, family and the school community. Due to the quality and utility of this info, we are committed to raising awareness of the availability of this important knowledge tool from NEA HIN," said Allen Rathey, president of HFI.

"It is important that students, teachers and school personnel, such as custodians, foodservice workers, bus drivers and school nurses, understand the importance of handwashing and cleaning during a norovirus — or other — outbreak," said Jerald L. Newberry, executive director of NEA HIN.

"We are delighted to work with The Healthy Facilities Institute to spotlight NEA HIN resources, including The Stomach Bug Book, to help prevent the spread of these common contagious illnesses in schools and surrounding communities," Newberry added.

Click here to read the complete release.