Tuesday, January 15, 2013

How Can You Combat the Flu?

We are seeing the flu in our area and more cases could be on the way. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a lot of great information on what influenza is, the signs and symptoms of the flu, how to prevent the flu, and what to do if you have the flu. Here are a couple of articles that may be helpful to our staff, students, and parents:

Frequently asked questions about influenza: 
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/school/qa.htm 
Flu guide for Parents: 
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/updated/a_flu_guide_for_parents.pdf 
Cover Your Cough Poster: 
http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/dtopics/infectioncontrol/cover/gen/cycpgeneng.pdf

Hopefully these resources will be helpful information in knowing how to help stop the spread of the flu in our community. Officer Chrisman is also working on a computer program for staff from Safe Schools to learn more about fighting the flu in our schools. 

Thank you for your support for a healthier school system and community! 

Amanda Chytka, RN
Chadron School Nurse


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