Cold and flu season has arrived! We're beginning to see some suspected cases in our schools. It will help if your child has had the vaccine, but even those children can get a lighter case of the flu. Please watch for the following symptoms and consider keeping your child at home if they have any of these:
1. Fever over 100 degrees/chills - children should be kept home until they are fever-free for 24 hours without medication.
2. General body aches
5. Extreme fatigue (tiredness)
Some people get nauseous with the flu because of other accompanying symptoms, but the flu is NOT a gastrointestinal disease - it's a respiratory disease. There's no such thing as "the stomach flu". If you or your child develops the symptoms listed above, a call to your doctor would be a good idea since there is medication available to ease the symptoms.
Keeping your sick child home will help to prevent the spread of disease in our schools.