Nurse's Corner

Current Health Alerts

Current common illnesses at school: Strep Throat, Influenza, Coughs & Colds


Flu season is here.  It is time to get your family's flu shots.  Many doctors offices are now offering flu shots.  In addition, Johnson County Health Department is offering walk in clinics:  https://www.jocogov.org/dept/health-and-environment/health/flu/flu-shots

Here are some tips to help keep your family healthy during flu season:  Fight Flu

FLU SYMPTOMS

INFLUENZA (ALSO KNOWN AS FLU) IS A CONTAGIOUS RESPIRATORY ILLNESS CAUSED BY FLU VIRUSES. IT CAN CAUSE MILD TO SEVERE ILLNESS, AND AT TIMES CAN LEAD TO DEATH. FLU IS DIFFERENT FROM A COLD. FLU USUALLY COMES ON SUDDENLY. PEOPLE WHO ARE SICK WITH FLU OFTEN FEEL SOME OR ALL OF THESE SYMPTOMS:

  • FEVER* OR FEELING FEVERISH/CHILLS

  • COUGH

  • SORE THROAT

  • RUNNY OR STUFFY NOSE

  • MUSCLE OR BODY ACHES

  • HEADACHES

  • FATIGUE (TIREDNESS)

  • SOME PEOPLE MAY HAVE VOMITING AND DIARRHEA, THOUGH THIS IS MORE COMMON IN CHILDREN THAN ADULTS.

*IT’S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT NOT EVERYONE WITH FLU WILL HAVE A FEVER.



When Should Your Child Stay Home From School?

Wolf Creek Elementary follows the exclusion recommendations set forth by the Johnson County Health Department. Please see "Exclusion Recommendations" under the Health Resources page for other conditions not listed below. Please follow these guidelines:

  • Your child must be excluded from school if he/she has a fever of 100 degrees or higher. Your child may return to school when he/she has been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever–reducing medications.
  • Your child must be free of vomiting, diarrhea, and purulent eye drainage for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Your child should remain home for 24 hours after starting an antibiotic therapy.

 

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