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Health Information For Kids
Have you ever gone to school when you didn’t feel so well? Everyone has probably done it. But if you think you have the flu, it’s very important to stay home from school.
Here’s why: influenza (the flu) is an illness that could make some people very sick. So we want to do our best to keep it from spreading.
Symptoms of the flu are a fever plus one or more of these:
Some people with the flu also might have diarrhea or vomiting. If you have flu-like symptoms, home is where you should be.
By staying home from school (and away from crowds in general), you make it less likely that you will make other people sick. And if it turns out you do have the flu, rest at home is what you need to get better.
If you feel sick:
The flu can make you sick for a week or more. Find out how to get protected from the influenza virus.
Just about everybody needs a flu shot. Find out more in this article for kids.
Follow these tips to help prevent the spread of the flu.
What are fevers? Why do kids get them? Get the facts on temperatures and fevers in this article for kids.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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