The Flu. What a nasty phrase. The CDC defines the flu as this:
What is Influenza (Also Called Flu)?
The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccination each year.
Um, I missed getting my flu shot. :( Grrr... Seriously, the flu SUCKS.
**NOTE TO ALL PEOPLE: If you are sick, PLEASE STAY HOME!!**
No one else wants your cooties! Just in case you just think you ate something rotten, like a pumpkin ice cream cone from Arctic Circle, check out the symptoms:
Symptoms of Flu include:
- fever (usually high)
- extreme tiredness
- dry cough
- sore throat
- runny or stuffy nose
- muscle aches
- Stomach symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, also can occur but are more common in children than adults
When can my child go back to school after having the flu?
Keep your child home from school until his or her temperature has been normal for 24 hours. Remind your child to cover their mouth when coughing or sneezing, to protect others (you may want to send some tissue and wipes or gels with alcohol in them to school with your child).
*Just use common courtesy and think of it this way:*
Would you want someone, (anyone) else to send their child or spouse to work/ school knowing how sick they can make everyone else?