CLINTON TOWNSHIP – Monday is a "day flu" for a central jersey district in Jersey, which is heavily affected by the disease.
Clinton Township State Schools took the unusual step to create a four-day weekend by canceling school hours and activities last Friday after a large number of recently absent because of respiratory / flu and gastrointestinal illnesses, according to a news release on the district's website.
The Hunter County District consists of three primary schools and a secondary school.
A message to the county, Chief Michael Coon said the students were also sent to school before recovering from the flu, who said they and others were at risk.
"We can not emphasize how important it is to keep the sick child at home, with fever to be" without fever, "without the use of medication to lower the temperature for 24 hours
The decision to cancel came after a discussion with the District Physician, District Services and the State Department of Health, according to Cone, who said:
The District also said it would "deeply clean and disinfect" all schools during rest
"We apologize to our students and families if this causes any inconvenience, but the health of our students is our priority for the issue," read in the report.
The risk of influenza is high, according to the State Department of Health , with over 1100 confirmed cases of Influenza A H1N1 and H3N2 on January 19. A fatal case of Pediatric Influenza was reported in Central Jersey.
The state urges to make flu attempts, to wash or disinfect often, covering all coughs and sneezing, stay home and call our health care provider if you are sick (especially with high fever).
According to CDC flu symptoms include:
- Fever or fever / chills, although not all with influenza get fever. Pain in the throat
- Muscle or body pain
- Fatigue (fatigue)
- Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, although this is more common in children than in adults. Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNJ
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