Prevention of Illnesses/Infections Through Practicing Good Hygiene
During the school year there are many illnesses/infections which affect the students, so we are stressing the importance of good hygiene. The school buildings are cleaned daily to help reduce the risk of illnesses/infections spreading from one student to the next and if needs arise more thorough cleanings are performed. The staff and students also need to maintain good hygiene practices to help with prevention.
Some common illnesses/infections seen in the schools are colds, flu, strep throat, stomachaches with vomiting and diarrhea, conjunctivitis (pink eye), chicken pox, staph, and MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus). During different times of the school year one or several of these illnesses/infections may be more prevalent. It is important that the nurse at your child’s school be made aware by the parent of any illnesses/infections your child may experience to help minimize the spread to other students.
Hand washing is the single most important prevention mechanism.
Other recommendations for the protection against the spreading of infections/illnesses include:
Prevention of illnesses/infections from spreading is extremely important so that students can feel healthier and perform better in school.
Thank you for helping the school staff in ensuring the health, safety and well-being of all students. If you have any health concerns, contact the nurse at your child’s school.
Wilson County School Nurses