Flu at school! - ProTeacher Community




Home Join Now Search My Favorites
Help


      The VENT

Flu at school!

>

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Flubber 2.0
 
 
Guest

Flubber 2.0
 
 
Guest
Flu at school!
Old 02-18-2020, 07:40 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #1

I got an email today from a parent telling me that their child has influenza B! This is the strand that has been the cause of death for so many young people. I think in this day in age we take the flu for granted despite the staggering statistics of deaths caused by the flu. After learning about this student this morning, I had two others go home sick. I am just curious, should parents be made aware of confirmed cases of influenza-B? I wouldn’t send out a notice personally, but should the school admin or nurse?


  Reply With Quote

TeacherPK6's Avatar
TeacherPK6 TeacherPK6 is online now
 
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 3,453
Senior Member

TeacherPK6
 
TeacherPK6's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 3,453
Senior Member

Old 02-19-2020, 03:41 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #2

Yikes! I would definitely sanitize/ask the custodian to sanitize your room with so many students ill. I'm not sure about letting parents know about specific diagnosis (might be good to check with your P or nurse). I do know that sometimes my school has sent out letters saying we've had lots of illnesses lately/it's flu season or whatever, and reminding parents to keep their kids home if they have a fever or vomiting. It's only but so effective.

I hope you're able to stay healthy!
TeacherPK6 is online now   Reply With Quote
Lakeside's Avatar
Lakeside Lakeside is offline
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 5,216
Senior Member

Lakeside
 
Lakeside's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 5,216
Senior Member
flu
Old 02-19-2020, 04:03 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #3

I agree with asking the custodian for a deep clean.

And I think the nurse could probably send out a general communication that there has been flu in the school. That wouldn't name any names, but I think parents would be more likely to take sick kids to the doctor right away rather than taking a wait-and-see approach.
Lakeside is offline   Reply With Quote
Tapdancesub Tapdancesub is offline
 
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 514
Senior Member

Tapdancesub
 
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 514
Senior Member

Old 02-19-2020, 07:26 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #4

We have certain diseases that a mandatory notice is sent, from the principal. Flu is not one of them, which I can’t understand. Ask for a deep cleaning. During flu season, I have students go over their desktops, tabletops and chairs everyday with a Clorox wipe.
Tapdancesub is offline   Reply With Quote
Munchkins's Avatar
Munchkins Munchkins is offline
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 16,598
Senior Member

Munchkins
 
Munchkins's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 16,598
Senior Member
B is not as severe
Old 02-19-2020, 04:56 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #5

I had a couple of students with type B flu and it only lasted a few days and is less severe than type A- more like a bad cold. Not fun, but not anything to panic about.


Munchkins is offline   Reply With Quote
tyrex tyrex is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,145
Senior Member

tyrex
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,145
Senior Member

Old 02-19-2020, 05:32 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #6

I disagree that parents should be informed. It seems like a given that students will be exposed to the flu during flu season. Every year I have students who get it. My own child got Type B flu, despite having had the flu shot. People can be contagious a day before they show symptoms, so there really is no way to prevent exposure if you leave your house.

You are at risk if you go to the grocery store, Wal-Mart, church, and other public places.
tyrex is offline   Reply With Quote

Join the conversation! Post as a guest or become a member today. New members welcome!

Reply

 

>
The VENT
Thread Tools




Sign Up Now

Sign Up FREE | ProTeacher Help | BusyBoard

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:19 AM.

Copyright © 2019 ProTeacher®
For individual use only. Do not copy, reproduce or transmit.
source: www.proteacher.net