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Influenza Season

Posted: February 15, 2019

According to the Centre for Health Protection, the Influenza activity in Hong Kong remains high and is increasing. There has been cases of Influenza A and B, and other students with cold/flu symptoms in school. Please monitor your child’s temperature before school and do not send them to school if they show any flu-like symptoms i.e. coughing, running nose or fever. Parents are encouraged to take the following measures to help prevent respiratory illnesses and influenza.

  • Do not send children to school with fever or respiratory problems
  • Children should not attend school until 48 hours after their fever and symptoms have subsided without the assistance of fever reducing medication
  • Continue to monitor temperatures at home
  • Notify the school if your child is absent, inform the nurse if they are diagnosed with influenza A or B
  • Build up a good body immunity by having a proper diet regular exercise and adequate sleep
  • Maintain good personal and environmental hygiene
  • Wash hands after sneezing or coughing
  • Maintain good ventilation
  • Avoid crowded places with poor ventilation
  • Continue to monitor temperatures at home
  • Seek medical advice promptly if symptoms of respiratory tract infection or fever develop.

The latest information on influenza activity can be found in the following website HERE. Your vigilance and cooperation will help us work to maintain a healthy school environment for our children during influenza season.