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Health News & Updates


January Health Updates

Week of January 2-5:

Lake Bluff - 50 students out ill for 1 or more days during the week

Atwater - 50 students out ill for 1 or more days during the week

SIS - 41 students out ill for 1 or more days during the week

SHS - 111 students out ill for 1 or more days during the week

Influenza (the Flu) Vs. Gastroenteritis (the Stomach Flu)

Influenza and gastroenteritis are both viral infections. Viral infections are easily transmitted from person to person.

Influenza is a contagious disease caused by viruses that infect the respiratory tract (nose, throat, and lungs). The stomach flu is typically caused by noroviruses that infect the stomach and intestines.

Influenza Fact Sheet Norovirus Fact Sheet


INFLUENZA (the flu)

GASTROENTERITIS (stomach bug/stomach flu)

Influenza symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Tiredness/fatigue
  • Dry cough
  • Sore throat
  • Nasal congestion
  • Body aches

Gastroenteritis symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach cramps

Prevention:

  • Get a flu shot every year
  • Wash hands often, especially before you eat
  • Don’t share food/beverages

Prevention:

  • Wash hands often, especially before you eat
  • Don’t share food/beverages



MYLAN EPI-PEN RECALL

13 lots of the Mylan Epi and Epi Jr auto-injector pens have been recalled due to the potential that these devices may contain a defective part that may result int he devices' failure to active.

Click here to check the lot numbers that are currently in the recall.

If you find that your EpiPen/EpiPen Jr is involved in the recall, click here to begin the steps to replace them.


Auvi-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injectors are back on the market and you may qualify to get them for free with and without insurance! Lake Bluff and Atwater Elementary already have stock Auvi-Q epi auto-injectors as well as the traditional Mylah EpiPen/EpiJr.

More Info: click here


Atwater Calendar

    • TueJan23 School Board Meeting 7:00 PM
    • TueJan30 Stairway to Heroin Community Event 6:30 PM to 8:00 PMSHS Auditorium
    • TueFeb13 School Board Meeting 7:00 PM

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