Posted by: Germofobic | 2009/02/16



I have a month old baby and my live in domestic worker' s child has contracted cholera. She is currently with him at the hospital and I am terrified that she might also become infected and pass it on to my baby.

She will return to work on Wednesday and I want to know what precuationary measures I should take. Also, is the risk of infecting my baby so large that I should rather give her sick leave for a while.

The area where she lives has been affected bad by cholera and many people have died. This means that even if she returns from home there is a risk of infection. What do you suggest?

Expert's Reply



I agree that you need to be very cautious here.Your domestic worker will need to wash her hands before handling any of your baby's feeds each and every time.It would really be safer in view of the danger of this illness if she did not work with your baby now.Give her at least 10days off and find out as much as possible regarding the state of her and her family's health before she returns.

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