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May 11, 2017
Tips For Cold and Flu Season
According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, each year an average of 20,000 children under the age of 5 are hospitalized because of flu-related complications. Influenza causes more hospitalizations among young children than any other vaccine-preventable disease. The single best way to protect against seasonal flu and potential complications is for children to get a seasonal influenza vaccine each year. Flu vaccination is recommended for all children aged 6 months and older. Making healthy choices at school and at home can also help prevent the flu and spreading flu to others.
Ask children to:
- Cover their nose and mouth with a tissue when they cough or sneeze—have them throw the tissue away after they use it.
- Wash their hands often with soap and water, especially after they cough or sneeze. If water is not near, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Avoid touching their eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way
We ask that if your child has any of these symptoms, please keep him/her home, or make appropriate child care arrangements.
- APPEARANCE, BEHAVIOR – unusually tired, pale, lack of appetite, difficult to wake, confused or irritable. This is sufficient reason to exclude a child from school.
- EYES – thick mucus or pus draining from the eye or pink eye (conjunctivitis).
- FEVER – temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.
- GREENISH NOSE DISCHARGE, AND/OR CHRONIC COUGH – should be seen by a health care provider. These conditions may be contagious and require treatment.
- SORE THROAT – especially with fever or swollen glands in the neck.
- DIARRHEA – 3 or more watery stools in a 24 hour period especially if the child acts or looks ill.
- VOMITING – vomiting 2 or more times within the past 24 hours.
- RASH – body rash, especially with fever or itching. Diaper rashes, heat rashes and allergic reactions are not contagious.
- EAR INFECTIONS WITHOUT FEVER – The child needs to get medical treatment and follow-up as soon as possible. Untreated ear infections can cause permanent hearing loss.
- LICE, SCABIES – children may not return to school until they have been properly treated
IF YOUR CHILD SHOWS ANY OF THE ABOVE SYMPTOMS AT SCHOOL, IT WILL BE NECESSARY TO PICK HIM/HER UP FROM SCHOOL.
Bringing a child to school with any of the above symptoms puts other children and staff at risk of getting sick. If all parents keep their sick children at home, we will have stronger, healthier, and happier children. While we regret any inconvenience this may cause, in the long run this means fewer lost work days and less illness for parents too.
Thank You, Arita Colin, Health Assistant (206) 901-7509
Mumps information in Tukwila schools
Jan. 19, 2017
Public health officials just informed our District Nurse that a student in the Tukwila School District had a recent case of the mumps (or, at the very least, had mumps-like symptoms). The student—who attends Foster High and has siblings at Showalter Middle and Thorndyke Elementary—has recovered and is no longer contagious. At this time, health officials are NOT recommending that any children or staff members be kept home from school for safety reasons.
We are notifying community members so that you can be vigilant in case any family members exhibit mumps symptoms, which include fever, headache, and swelling of the cheeks and jaw. If anyone develops these symptoms, please call your healthcare provider right away and tell them your family may have been exposed to the mumps. Your child should be in the clear by early next week, when the incubation period for this particular outbreak will be over.
A letter from Seattle King County Public Health has been sent home with every student (see below). If you have questions, please contact your health provider.
As always during this cold and flu season, please make sure your children wash their hands frequently, cover their coughs, stay home from school if they are sick, and remain up-to-date on all vaccination recommendations. Thank you.