Influenza Awareness: A Message from the Nurse

According to a report published this week by Jiangsu Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, flu activity continues at a high level in our area. Below are some everyday protective actions we can take to reduce infection in our community.

  • Be aware of the flu symptoms in your household such as persistent high fever, vomiting, or diarrhea is important. If you suspect someone in your household has the flu, consider seeking a doctor’s advice.
  • When possible, avoid close contact with sick people.
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible.
  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, you should stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone. All NIS students and staff must remain at home 24 hours after their fever is gone, without the use of a fever-reducing medicine. A fever is defined as 100°F (37.8°C) or higher.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Continue to disinfect surfaces/objects that may be contaminated with flu germs

As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns,

Ellen Zhang

NIS School Nurse



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