District 833 to remain on alert regarding recent swine flu reportsAs recently reported through local and national media, a new strain of the swine flu has been reported in several states. A "probable" case has also been reported in Minnesota.
By: Special to the Bulletin, Woodbury Bulletin
As recently reported through local and national media, a new strain of the swine flu has been reported in several states. A "probable" case has also been reported in Minnesota.
This particular strain seems to have originated in Mexico. Because many Minnesotans traveled to Mexico over spring break, school districts are sending out precautions to their communities.
The District 833 school nursing staff continues to monitor student health and will report any local concern. Everyone is reminded of the importance of the following simple precautions:
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing
• Wash your hands often with soap and water or on alcohol-based hand run
• Stay home when you are sick
If you or your family have traveled recently to Mexico or a part of the U.S. that is reporting confirmed cases of swine influenza, and if you or anyone in your family begins to experience flu-like symptoms (including fever, cough, runny nose, muscle aches and fatigue) check with your local clinic or County Public Health Department.
If your student has had contact with sick persons who had been to one of the areas with confirmed cases, you may also want to contact your local clinic.
According to information posted on District 833's website, "The situation with swine flu is rapidly evolving and we are following updates from the Minnesota Department of Health. We will continue to update the community as information becomes available."
Details will also be available through www.health.state.mn.us