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Influenza Information

Flu Symptom Screening Tool for Parents

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

Influenza symptoms include a sudden onset of high fever, headache, extreme tiredness, dry cough, sore throat, and body aches.  Influenza symptoms are similar to a common cold only much more severe.  Be sure to contact your physician if your child has a prolonged fever or respiratory illness.  Influenza can cause pneumonia which requires medical care and follow-up.  

 

The most important steps in preventing influenza are to:

  • Have a Flu Shot!  It is not too late to get the vaccine.

  • Careful and frequent hand washing.

  • Cover your cough.

  • Keep your children home from school if they are ill with the above symptoms.

Influenza is most contagious during the time a child is running a fever.  Students should be kept at home until they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of tylenol or ibuprofen.  Remember students should not be given aspirin due to the risk of developing a serious neurological condition called Reye’s Syndrome.  Students who are ill should stay at home for their own health as well as for the health of others.

 

If you have questions, please call Mary Powers, R.N. at 934-4210, extension 493 or Kari Peterson, R.N. at 934-2754, extension 238.