Health Updates


Six Fast Flu facts

posted Feb 6, 2015, 2:19 AM by SAU31 Webmaster

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm
  • Flu symptoms include fever, headache, chills, body aches, tiredness, dry cough, sore throat, and nasal congestion.
  • Flu is spread when a person who has the flu coughs, sneezes, or speaks and sends the flu virus in to the air. The virus enters the nose, throat or lungs of a person and it multiplies. Flu spreads less frequently when a person touches a surface that has flu viruses on it.
  • If you get the flu: rest, drink plenty of liquids.
  • The best was to prevent the flu is to get the flu shot.
  • A sick child is advised to stay at home during the first days of illness when symptoms are most severe and the infection is most contagious. Children can return to school when symptoms are improving and no fever has been detected for 24 hours.
  • Encourage children to cover coughs and sneezes, wash hands frequently, and keep hands away from, eyes, nose and mouth.

Bike helmets required

posted Oct 19, 2014, 9:33 AM by SAU31 Webmaster   [ updated Feb 6, 2015, 2:20 AM ]

Bike Helmets are REQUIRED for those under 16 and recommended for ALL!

[RSA 265:144, effective January 1, 2006]

Enterovirus-D68 Information for Parents

posted Oct 19, 2014, 9:33 AM by SAU31 Webmaster   [ updated Oct 19, 2014, 10:22 AM ]

Enteroviruses are very common viruses, and fall is a common time for enterovirus to cause respiratory illness. Enterovirus D68 infections are less common than infections with other enteroviruses. Seven cases of enterovirus D68 have been identified in New Hampshire so far, but there are cases in most U.S. states. Infants, children, and teenagers are more likely than adults to get infected with enteroviruses and become sick. Symptoms can include a runny nose, sore throat, cough, wheezing, rash and fever. There are no vaccines for preventing enterovirus D68 infections. The following link provides information to help protect yourself from this respiratory illnesses http://www.cdc.gov/non-polio-enterovirus/about/ev-d68.html

Information from the NH Department of Health and Human Services is attached.

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