Influenza, also known as “the flu”, is a contagious respiratory illness. It is caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs. Flu symptoms can include fever, cough, body ache, headache, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, chills, tiredness and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea. In some cases, people with flu do not have a fever.
Heading back to school following a relaxed summer can be a time of great excitement, and carries with it some anxiety for both parents and children. Parents can help to mitigate this by establishing a regular routine for their school-aged children, in an effort to make the 2018-2019 school year as successful as possible.