Swine Flu

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Swine Flu
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Fri, 05-01-2009 - 12:22am

Any other schools showing concern? This is part of a letter we received today:
Signs and Symptoms
• Signs and symptoms of the illness are consistent with that of regular seasonal flu:
a) Fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, headache, muscle aches, in a few cases, vomiting and
diarrhea
• Children who have a temperature over 100 F will be sent home from school immediately, and may
not return to school for at least 7 days after symptoms have disappeared.

School/Childcare Dismissal
If it is determined that a child or staff member in a Boulder Valley School has been diagnosed with a
probable or confirmed case of Influenza A (H1N1) while working in or attending school, the school will
be closed for a period of time, not less than 7 calendar days. Parents should be aware of this and be
prepared with contingency plans should they need to continue working.

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Fri, 05-01-2009 - 7:04am
Not here, but that's no surprise.

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Fri, 05-01-2009 - 7:04am
Wow, 7 days seems way too long to me. I know people are just trying to be safe but I think this whole thing is being completely overblown. The swine flu is no worse than any other flu in intensity and I'm sure you have heard that over 30,000 people die from the flu every year. I really think the reason there have been deaths in Mexico is due to the lack of medical care and not that this is so dangerous. I havce to admit that I am completely sick of hearing about it at this point. Remember the panic over the bird flu?????
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Registered: 07-04-2006
Fri, 05-01-2009 - 8:44am

Lauri,
I couldn't agree with you more! It feels like hysteria just for the sake of hysteria! And, what if more than one student/teacher has it? Do they close for multiple weeks? There are only 4 weeks left of school, as it is!

I am glad they have a plan in place, but it just seems excessive and over the top. They wouldn't do this for the regular flu.

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Registered: 12-16-1998
Fri, 05-01-2009 - 9:41am

I was actually having a chat with Christol about this today (on Facebook!!)


It is becoming a bit of

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Fri, 05-01-2009 - 11:06am
Seven days after symptoms resolve....WOW.
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Registered: 07-04-2006
Sat, 05-02-2009 - 10:43am
Christy,
You are correct, if they didn't plan ahead and it turned into a major out break, people would be complaining that nothing was ready beforehand. I'm glad they know what to do "just in case". I just hope their is no "just in case".
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Registered: 07-04-2006
Sun, 05-03-2009 - 4:39pm

They changed their memo for students who have a fever over 100. It now says:
Children who have a temperature over 100º F will be sent home from school immediately, and
may not return to school for at least 24 hours after symptoms have disappeared.

In other news, a middle school student in a nearby school district tested positive...the school is closed for the next week.

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Mon, 05-04-2009 - 8:56am
Jeepers!!

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Mon, 05-04-2009 - 9:56am

You will be pleased to

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