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Preventative Steps to Decrease the Spread of the Flu

Influenza activity has been on the rise and is expected to continue in the coming weeks, with widespread influenza activity being reported in most states.

As part of influenza surveillance, public school districts within Kane County report influenza absenteeism data weekly to the Kane County Health Department.

As influenza activity has increased over the past few weeks, school districts and the health department have been continually monitoring influenza within the student populations. Parents are recommended to include any influenza-like symptoms when reporting absenteeism, such as a fever over 100 degrees with a cough and/or sore throat.

The Kane County Health Department encourages the community to take precautions to protect themselves and their loved ones. In addition to receiving your flu vaccine, you can take these everyday preventative actions to help stop the spread of germs and prevent the flu: 

  • Clean your hands: Wash your hands with soap and warm water after coughing, sneezing or using the bathroom.
  • Cover your nose and mouth: Use a tissue when coughing or sneezing; if you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow—not your hands.
  • Contain your germs: Stay home if you have the flu. If you have fever or chills and a cough or sore throat, you should call your doctor.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter.


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