Flu Season Reminder
Please read below for important information and reminders from O'Hara parent, SAC member, and pediatrician, Dr. Katie Crenwelge:
Influenza season is in full swing, we are seeing outbreaks from both Influenza A and B circulating in the community.
Most common symptoms include:
-cough, sore throat, congestion
Incubation period ranges from 1-4 days from exposure to the virus. It is transmitted by cough, close contact, or touching surfaces that have the influenza virus on them. Persons with underlying medical issues are at greatest risk of severe illness and complications.
Influenza symptoms and transmission can be mitigated by EARLY diagnosis and treatment. During this outbreak, it is best to see your doctor as soon as you can after symptoms begin. You and your doctor can decide the best plan of care for your family.
Please keep your child home until they have been fever free for 24 hours or more (without fever reducing medication).
This will decrease the likelihood of transmission.
It is not too late to get the flu shot. The current flu shot protects against multiple strains of the virus and can decrease the risk of outbreak in our community. Please see the
Lane County Public Health website
for more information.