There are many rumors circulating about the H1N1 influenza virus. Because of this, I appreciate news coverage that works to sort out fact from fiction. Morning Edition brought together specialists to answer common questions about this flu virus that is helpful to read.
My daughter is home recovering from the H1N1 virus. She has been very ill and as the article explains, children and young adults are being hit the hardest. If your child has flu like symptoms it is the swine flu because this is the only flu around right now. The “normal” flu season has not yet begun—which means we will continue to focus on PREVENTION at school this fall and winter.
Please make sure that you keep your child home from school if there is a fever and/or sore throat, and chronic dry cough. If your child develops a fever at school, we will call and ask that you pick up your child up as soon as possible.
Thank you for help as we all work hard to keep our kids healthy.