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Influenza A

29/08/2016

Influenza A

 

At present Influenza A is quite prevalent in the Darling Downs region and more specifically in many of our schools. The Public Health Unit has suggested that if you are advised by apparent /s that their child has been diagnosed with Influenza A that you provide the following information to all school Parents / Care giver. This information comes from the Qld Health Influenza A fact sheet.  You should also ensure that the information listed below is practiced in your school during this flu season.

Prevention:

  • Good hygiene is essential to protect yourself and others:
  • stay home when you are sick
  • wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use an alcohol based hand gel
  • wash your hands prior to touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • use a tissue, or the inside of your arm, when you cough and sneeze
  • throw tissues away immediately and wash hands
  • don't share items such as cigarettes, cups, lipstick, toys or anything which has come into contact with the mouth or nose
  • stay at least 1 metre away from people who have flu-like symptoms
  • clean frequently touched surfaces regularly, such as door handles, taps, tables, benches and fridge doors.

 

Influenza (The Flu) – Queensland Health Fact Sheet

http://conditions.health.qld.gov.au/HealthCondition/condition/14/217/82/Influenza-The-Flu