Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Wichita Public Schools have confirmed three additional cases of H1N1 flu. The students involved attend Price-Harris Communications Magnet Elementary, Coleman Middle School and North High School.
All students have received proper medical care and have recovered from their illness. School officials have notified parents this afternoon via ParentLink phone messages.
Officials tell parents to be on the look out for sore throat, nasal congestion, body aches, and fever. They say a fever is the symptom which sets this virus apart from allergies, which are also prevalent this time of year.
If your child has these symptoms, it is recommended you seek a doctors care. You should also keep your child hydrated and well fed, make sure they get plenty of rest, give them Tylenol or another medication to help with the fever, and most importantly, keep them at home.
The total of confirmed cases in the Wichita district is now four, each at different schools. Goddard, Rose Hill, and Valley Center schools are also reporting students out with flu like symptoms.
The best way to prevent getting this virus is simply staying away from those infected and making sure you wash your hands.