Swine Flu At Braddock School - No need to panic

Wednesday 8th July 2009

The parent of one of the pupils at Braddock School has contracted Swine Flu (6th July confirmed) and has been prescribed Tamiflu for mild symptoms.

Current advice from Cornwall and Isles of Scilly NHS is there is no cause to be alarmed.

The school and nursery remain open and will operate as normal.

If you do have concerns or a member of your family begins to show symptoms the advice is to:

- Avoid contact with other people as much as possible.

- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing / sneezing .

- Wash frequently.

- Clean any hard surfaces using normal cleaning products.

Most infections are very mild and treatable with anti viral drugs. You can phone the local surgery and speak to a doctor who will assess you over the phone. Do NOT go into the surgery as this may spread the virus further.

Common symptoms are similar to seasonal flu accompanied by one or more of the following:

- A feverish illness

- A cough

- Sore throat

- Headache

- Muscle aches.

Some people have also reported runny nose, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.

DW



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