Influenza Information (The Flu)
Thursday, 23 July 2009 07:04
School Health Issues
Flu is an unwelcome visitor to many homes and communities this winter. Schools can help educate students, their families, and school staff about how to reduce the chance of getting the flu as well as reduce the likelihood of spreading flu to others. Additional information from the experts is available from the links below.
FIVE FAST FLU FACTS
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Things to keep in mind for school-age children
Things for schools to keep in mind
The Iowa and Vermont Departments of Health have posted the following guidance for schools. Adapted by CHHCS for a national audience.
For more information:
How to tell the difference between a cold and flu. [Spanish version] http://www.niaid.nih.gov/publications/cold/sick.pdf
Health Matters: Flu. From the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Influenza: The Disease. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.