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From the Nurse
The flu season is quickly approaching. The first case of influenza has been confirmed in northeast Kansas as of November 6, 2014. I thought I would go over signs and symptoms of a cold versus the "flu" or influenza to help you recognize the difference.
The flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. Because the two illnesses have similar symptoms, it can be difficult to tell the difference between them.
A cold is a minor infection of the nose and throat caused by several different viruses. Colds are highly contagious. A cold usually lasts for about one week, and then goes away with the ill person feeling the worst between days 2-4. It usually does not cause missed work or school.
Influenza, or more commonly known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. Generally the flu will come on suddenly and you feel much worse than with the common cold. The symptoms will be more severe and you will be sick for longer than a couple of days. Flu symptoms can last up to 2 weeks and may cause missed days at work or school.
Side by side symptom comparison:
Cold Symptoms Flu Symptoms
Runny or stuffy nose Nasal congestion
Itchy or sore throat Dry cough
Sneezing, watery eyes Generalized fatigue (feeling tired) and weakness
Mild fatigue Aching muscles (feeling like you’ve been hit by a truck)
Slight body aches or a mild headache Chills and sweats
Low-grade fever Fever greater than 100 (Not always!)
May have vomiting and diarrhea
Patrons will also see a new web page at www.usd396.net this new page is a work in progress as teachers and staff are busy building their new pages. Over the course of the next several weeks you will see this page develop and district patrons will be able to access more information than ever before. There are two immediate enhancements that we encourage you explore and utilize. The first enhancement is the E-Note Sign Up that will give you the ability to customize an electronic notification based on your individual and family needs. This function is utilized by signing up on our web page and you will to able to receive notifications on your smart phone. The second enhancement is the calendar option. The district has one calendar for all events in the district. The calendar link is located on the left side of the home page, by clicking the calendar option under quick links users can access the district calendar and also utilize the notify me option as well as the subscribe option. These features will give you instant notification when scheduling and event changes are made. The district will continue to make information more available by utilizing the functions of our new web page.
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