Health and Nursing
Woods Health Office
|School Nurse||Kimberly Salven||Phone: 327- 8777||email: Ms. Salven|
As of January 1, 2016, Senate Bill 277 takes effect and new personal belief waivers can no longer be accepted upon enrollment.
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Simple steps can help keep kids healthy
Recent reports of measles cases in California are a good reminder of the importance of taking steps to stay healthy now and all year long.
Just like we do at school, encourage your child to frequently wash his or her hands, cover coughs and sneezes, and avoid sharing food or drinks with others. Don’t send your child to school if he or she is running a fever of 100 degrees or higher, and has one or more of the following symptoms: a cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, vomiting or diarrhea, extreme fatigue, or a rash. Verify the immunization status of your child as well as family and close contacts. (Two MMR shots show 99% effectiveness against Measles, Mumps, and Rubella.) Watch for more information from the Fresno County Health Department about California’s recent Measles cases in local television and newspaper reports. Measles symptoms include fever (often high); cough; runny nose; red eyes; and rash (usually starting on the face and spreading down the body).
Before sending your child back to school after an illness, make sure he or she is fever-free (without the use of a fever reducer, like Tylenol) for 24 hours. Students who arrive at school with illness symptoms like those mentioned above will be sent home to recover.
Clovis Unified will continue to conduct daily sanitation of bathrooms and high contact areas such as door knobs and counter tops, but the best protection against colds, flu and the recent measles outbreak are the simple steps listed above.
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN COLD, SEASONAL FLU AND H1N1 SYMPTOMS
|FEVER||Fever is rare||Fever is common||Fever is usually present with H1N1 in up to 80% of cases with a temperature of 101F|
|COUGHING||A hacking, productive (mucus-producing) cough is often present||A non-productive (dry and hacking non mucus producing) cough is present||A non-productive (dry and hacking/non-mucus producing) cough is usually present|
|ACHES||Slight body aches and pains can be present||Moderate body aches are common||SEVERE aches and pains are common|
|STUFFY NOSE||Stuffy nose is commonly present with a cold. Typically resolved spontaneously within a week||A runny nose is commonly present||Stuffy nose is NOT commonly present|
|CHILLS||Chills are NOT common||Chills are mild to moderate||60% of people experience chills|
|TIREDNESS||Tiredness tends to be fairly mild||Tiredness is moderate to and more likely referred to as a lack of energy.||Tiredness is moderate to severe|
|SNEEZING||Sneezing is commonly present||Sneezing is commonly present||Sneezing is NOT common|
|SYMPTOM ONSET||Cold Symptoms tend to develop over a few days||Symptoms tend to develop over a few days. Include flushing face, loss of appetite, dizziness and/or vomiting/nausea. Symptoms usually last 4-7 days, depending on the individual. Diarrhea is also common.||H1N1 has a rapid onset within 3-6 hours. H1N1 hits hard and fast. Includes sudden symptoms like high fever, aches and pains. Symptoms usually last 4-7 days., depending on the individual. Diarrhea is also common.|
|HEADACHE||A headache is NOT common||A headache is fairly common.||A headache is VERY common and present in 80% of cases.|
|SORE THROAT||Sore throat is commonly present||Sort throat is commonly present||Sore throat is NOT commonly present|
|CHEST DISCOMFORT||Chest discomfort is mild to moderate||Chest discomfort is moderate. If it turns severe, seek immediate medical attention!||Chest discomfort is often SEVERE|