What's Going Around
Symptoms seen week of March 18th - March 22nd
This week has had very low incidents of absences due to illness. Things that have been reported.
-fever and cough
- Influenza is starting to go down in Kansas, but is still widespread. No new cases at Shawanoe were reported this week. Kansas seems to have peaked with Influenza cases and is now on the downswing. The predominant strain is Influenza A (H1N1). This is one of the strains well covered by the vaccine this year. This year an influenza diagnosis or influenza like illness symptoms (high fevers, body aches, headaches, cough, congestion, sore throats) will require students to stay home 7 days from onset of symptoms which will mean a full 5 days of school to prevent transmission.
-Lice- lice is always present in approximately 1% of the US population, we have had occasional cases being reported at Shawanoe since August, please see district health services webpage here for district lice policies.