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OESTMAN SAYS GI AND RESPIRATORY FLU REPORTED IN DISTRIST SCHOOLS

By Nate Gonner 1/24/2013

 

              ACCORDING TO THE DIRECTOR OF THE SOUTHEAST DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARMENT IN AUBURN, MORE SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA SCHOOLS ARE SEEING THEIR STUDENTS STAY IN THE CLASSROOM THIS WEEK AS FLU AND OTHER INFECTIONS MAKE THEIR WAY ACROSS THE NATION.

 

              IN AN INTERVIEW WITH KNCY NEWS, HEALTH DIRECTOR KAY OESTMAN REPORTED OF THE 13 SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THEIR HEALTH DISTRICT, 330 STUDENTS WERE ABSENT THIS WEEK DUE TO ILLNESS.

              DESPITE THE HIGH NUMBERS, OESTMAN SAYS IT WAS A DECREASE OF OVER 86 STUDENTS MISSING FROM LAST WEEK.

 

              OESTMAN SAYS THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS OF BOTH THE GI AND RESPIRATORY FORM OF THE FLU THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT.

 

              SHE SAYS ANOTHER INFECTION TO WATCH OUT FOR  IS STREP THROAT, WHICH OESTMAN IS URGING PEOPLE TO GET TREATED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

 

              OESTMAN AUDIO

 

              OESTMAN ADDED A RASH ON THE NECK AND CHEST AS ANOTHER SYMPTOM OF STREP THROAT.

 

              SHE CONTINUES TO SAY THE BEST WAY TO KEEP YOURSELF FROM GETTING SICK IS TO CONTINUE TO WASH YOUR HANDS SEVERAL TIMES A DAY.

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