The swine flu is making an appearance in South Florida schools. At least one child in Lyons Creek Middle School in Coconut Creek, Florida has been diagnosed with the swine flu virus. Coconut Creek is a small town sandwiched between the better known towns of Coral Springs and Boca Raton, Florida. The seventh grader diagnosed with the swine flu virus has a fever of at least 102 degrees and is experiencing symptoms such as vomiting and headache. He stated that he knows of at least two other middle school classmates who are suffering from the same swine flu symptoms. Help stop the spread of the swine flu virus in schools by encouraging your school to take proactive measures and staying up to date on any new developments.
If your child develops flu symptoms including high fever, coughing, sneezing, headache, body ache or vomiting, get them to a personal physician for diagnosis and treatment. Emergency rooms are overloaded with people who fear they or their children might be suffering from the virus. Be sure to give the sufferer plenty of fluids, and attempt to bring down fever over 101 degrees. Keep the fever in check by alternating acetaminophen and ibuprofen every 4 to 6 hours and take steps to learn How to Treat Swine Flu Infection. If you have a baby or small child, learn how to Recognize Symptoms of the Swine Flu Virus in Your Baby or Young Child and see a doctor to ensure you receive treatment information.
Although most flu attacks the elderly, the swine flu has been most deadly for young people. It seems people over 50 may have developed an immunity against a similar flu strain and do not suffer the most severe symptoms. Teach your kids How to Avoid Swine Flu Infection by washing hands and avoiding hand to face or face to face contact. Do not panic if your child gets the swine flu, but do be diligent addressing symptoms to ensure they do not get out of control. To find out How to Get Information on the Swine Flu Epidemic, follow the previous link or go to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.