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Influenza Information
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Thursday, February 01, 2018

Influenza
In keeping with our policy of informing you about actual and potential health issues, we wanted to provide you with some information about influenza. Influenza is a respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. Influenza is very contagious. Symptoms include a high fever, usually above 102 degrees Fahrenheit for 3-4 days, cough can be severe, headache can be severe, body and muscles aches can be severe, and sometimes you will have nausea/vomiting/runny nose/sore throat/sneezing. To prevent influenza you should get the influenza vaccine every year, wash hands frequently or use hand sanitizer, keep hands away from face, do not share food/drinks of kiss someone who is sick, cough into a tissue or into your elbow. Children should remain home until 24 hours after the fever is gone. Students with symptoms of influenza should be picked up from school as soon as possible. If you need more information, please see the nurse. 

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