Flu Season Advisory

It's Flu Season

It's cold and flu season in Los Fresnos CISD. Some students and staff members have shown some flu-like symptoms. To protect yourself and others, you may want to review the flu information offered by the Texas Department of Health at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/txflu/splash/index.html . Both English and Spanish versions of the information can be found there.

It’s not always easy to tell the difference between a cold and the flu, but here are some general symptoms that may help differentiate between them:

Flu Symptoms

Cold Symptoms

  • Sudden Onset
  • High Fever
  • Severe Exhaustion
  • Dry Cough
  • Headache
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Muscle Aches
  • Chills
  • Usually no sore throat
  • Slow Onset
  • No (or mild) Fever
  • Mild Exhaustion
  • Severe or Hacking Cough
  • Usually no headache
  • Normal Appetite
  • Usually no muscle aches
  • Usually no chills
  • Sore Throat

Important note: Symptoms vary from child to child; call your child’s healthcare provider if you suspect the flu.

(Source: www.kidshealth.org )

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