Thursday, March 27, 2014

Student Health Update

Updated 3/26 - Click here for more information

Health staff have observed an increase of *influenza-like-illness* being reported at Folwell. During this time I would encourage extra hand-washing and sanitizing commonly used areas, when possible. Help to remind others the single most preventable way to stop the spread of contamination is to wash your hands. Most importantly, please keep your child home if he/she experiences any influenza-like symptoms.

* Influenza-like illness (ILI) is defined as a fever of 100.0°F or greater and cough or sore throat (in the absence of a known disease other than influenza). Obtained from Minnesota Department of Health.

Gretchen Gosh, R.N., LSN
Licensed School Nurse
Century, Folwell & Jefferson

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