With all the coverage about the flu, it is a great opportunity to learn new information. Not my favorite topic of learning, I must admit — but I have stumbled upon some interesting articles.
A friend of mine sent me a link to a video showing how a virus spreads from one person to the next with one uncovered sneeze. After watching this, you should be convinced to always sneeze into your elbow. The video can be found here: Your body on the flu
While driving home from school on Friday, I listened to the NPR segment Science Friday. Ira Flatow interviewed research on the specifics of washing your hands appropriately. I was reminded how critical it is to use soap for releasing the dirt and germs from the skin. If you are interested, check out this podcast found here: How to Wash Your Hands
And, a reminder: If your child has a fever, PLEASE do not send them back to school unless they have been fever free (with no meds) for 24 hours. The H1N1 virus that is moving through our school is very contagious. We are working as hard as we can to keep all surfaces clean. Please help us by keeping your sick ones home.