MSMS Newsletters 2/9/2018

9 02 2018

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Dear Parents,

* Please send in BoxTops to the office by February 15*

From MSMS Nurse: Tracy Nicholas, MSN, RN

Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. The flu is different from a cold. Below is information showing the signs and symptoms of Influenza and the common cold.

If your child is going to miss school due to an illness, please call MSMS absent line and let us know that your child is home sick. In addition, if you could please state if your child has been diagnosed with the flu by a doctor, or flu like symptoms (below).  

Flu vs Cold

Signs and Symptoms Influenza Cold
Symptom onset Abrupt Gradual
Fever Usual; lasts 3-4 days Rare
Aches Usual; often severe Slight
Chills Fairly common Uncommon
Fatigue, weakness Usual Sometimes
Sneezing Sometimes Common
Stuffy nose Sometimes Common
Sore throat Sometimes Common
Chest discomfort, cough Common; can be severe Mild to moderate; hacking cough
Headache Common Rare

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Noreen Abati

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