Children in day care center more often contaminated with stomach flu
Research of the RIVM and UMC Utrecht shows that the clinical and economic impact of stomach flu (gastroenteritis) related to Dutch day care centers (DCCs) is substantial. Particularly among very young attendees. Attending a DCC roughly doubles a child’s probability of experiencing an episode of gastroenteritis that requires a visit to a general practitioner or hospital. The average societal costs for care and treatment of an episode of gastroenteritis experienced by a DCC-attending child are twice as high as for a non-DCC attending child.