Please See information from HS Nurse on Influeza Like Illness

Dear Parent/Guardian,                                                          Date: 1/16/2020

 

We are seeing an increased number of students with  Influenza-Like Illness (ILi) at school.

A fact sheet is attached which explains how the illness is spread, what symptoms it causes.

Please watch your child for the symptoms listed on the attached fact sheet.

If your child has the symptoms below, you should call your child’s doctor or other healthcare provider for guidance.

Reminding your child to wash their hands, cover their mouth when coughing or sneezing, and not sharing food and drinks with others can help control the spread of illnesses.

Antibiotics do not help unless an illness is caused by bacteria. Whether or not your child needs medicine is up to your doctor.
Please call the school’s Health Office if you have any questions or concerns.

 

School Nurse       Karyn Bergen, RN
Phone:      (518) 568-2013
Fax:     (518) 568-2797
Email:    Karyn.bergen@oesj.org

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