The Flu

Twenty-five cases of the flu were confirmed at CHS this semester; last year there were 80 confirmed cases.

“The symptoms of the flu are having a fever over 100.4 degrees, aching muscles, chills and sweats, headache, persistent cough, fatigue and weakness, nasal congestion, and sore throat,” Mrs. Mary East, school nurse said.

Mrs. East said, “Students with a fever over 100 degrees need to stay home and rest.”

“Most times when you get the flu you’ll need nothing more than bed rest and plenty of fluids. Recommended medications for when you get the flu are Promethazine, Prednisone, Relenza, and Tamiflu,” she said.

“Wash your hands constantly. I Lysol everything everytime a student visits the nurse’s office,” she said.

“A second wave of the flu is anticipated; continue to wash your hands. Last year when we had so many cases of the flu, the janitors cleaned the schools over the weekends. We haven’t had that problem this year; hopefully, we won’t.”