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Symptoms of flu include fever (usually high), headache, extreme tiredness, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, and muscle aches. Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea also can occur, and are much more common among children than adults.
Spread of the Flu
The main way that flu is spread is from person to person through coughs and sneezes. This can happen when droplets from the cough or sneeze of an infected person travel through the air and reach the mouth or nose of people nearby. Sometimes flu can be spread when a person touches droplets, nose drainage or saliva from an infected person, or a soiled object, and then touches one’s own (or someone else’s) nose or mouth before washing hands.
Encourage influenza vaccination for children with underlying health conditions.
Vaccination against the flu each fall remains the primary way to prevent this disease. Vaccination, along with other measures, also may help to decrease the spread of influenza among children and school personal. High risk children with underlying health conditions should seek vaccination this year. When vaccine supplies are adequate, all school age children should seeking vaccination against the flu. Remember it is never to late too late in the flu season to be vaccinated.
Remind children, teachers and staff to wash their hands or use alcohol-based hand rubs, and make sure that supplies are available.
Keep the school environment clean and make sure that supplies are available.
Remind children, teachers and staff to cover their noses and mouths when sneezing or coughing.
Observe all children for symptoms of respiratory illness. Children, teachers and staff suspected of having flu should not attend school.
Be extra-vigilant for sports activities, choir or other activities that may involve close contact.
Monitor school bus use.
School buses, because of the enclosed space, may allow for easy spread of the flu. Tissues should be available on the buses, and children should be encouraged to cover their noses and mouths with a tissue when sneezing or coughing. Disinfect commonly handled interior surfaces such as door handles, hand rails, and seats between loads of children.
Adapted from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov/flu), Iowa and Vermont Departments of Health.
Larimer County Department of Health & Environment, 1525 Blue Spruce Dr., Ft. Collins, Colorado 80524 970-498-6775