Health Information for Parents

Enterovirus & Flu

by Pam Paschall & Sherry Purdom

10/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

As we prepare and inform our community with precautionary measures for flu season we work closely with our Calloway County Health Department to provide the most up-to-date information to relay to our Tiger community. To address public health concerns, the U.S. Department of Education and our federal health partners have a number of informational resources to share with you. In addition to the flu season, the United States has been experiencing a nationwide outbreak of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) associated with severe respiratory illness that has been especially harmful to children. At the same time, you may have questions about the Ebola virus. Many parents continue to be worried about the outbreak and want information about what they can do to prevent illness and protect themselves and their families. The CDC has developed information and resources for parents about EV-D68. Below are CDC resources about EV-D68 developed for parents:

Remember too, as entrovirus season is expected to taper off, flu activity usually begins to increase in October. While there is not a vaccine to prevent illness from enterovirus, the single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year. Many resources for parents and others can be found on the CDC flu web site.