By Adem Lewis / in , , /


SICK THE FIRST WEEKS OF CLASS
AND HOW TO AVOID THEM. AND HOW TO AVOID THEM.
>>Dr. McGeorge: LET’S FACE IT,>>Dr. McGeorge: LET’S FACE IT,
CHILDREN SPREAD A MAJOR ROLE IN CHILDREN SPREAD A MAJOR ROLE IN
SPREADING ILLNESSES TO EACH SPREADING ILLNESSES TO EACH
OTHER AND THEN PARENTS AND OTHER AND THEN PARENTS AND
SIBLINGS WHO SPREAD THEM ON TO SIBLINGS WHO SPREAD THEM ON TO
OTHERS. OTHERS.
AS KIDS SPEND MORE TIME IN CLOSE AS KIDS SPEND MORE TIME IN CLOSE
QUARTERS, THERE ARE ILLNESS QUARTERS, THERE ARE ILLNESS
STRENGTH. STRENGTH.
HERE’S A LOOK AT WHAT’S GOING TO HERE’S A LOOK AT WHAT’S GOING TO
BE GOING AROUND IN SCHOOLS. BE GOING AROUND IN SCHOOLS.
TRY AS WE MIGHT, GERMS TRAVEL TRY AS WE MIGHT, GERMS TRAVEL
FAST IN A CLASSROOM AND THAT’S FAST IN A CLASSROOM AND THAT’S
ONE FACTOR. ONE FACTOR.
EACH YEAR, PEDIATRICIANS SEE A EACH YEAR, PEDIATRICIANS SEE A
SEPTEMBER SURGE IN 4 ILLNESSES: SEPTEMBER SURGE IN 4 ILLNESSES:
UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS, UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS,
STOMACH VIRUSES, PINK EYE AND STOMACH VIRUSES, PINK EYE AND
STREP THROAT. STREP THROAT.
ASTHMA FLARE-UPS ARE COMMON IN ASTHMA FLARE-UPS ARE COMMON IN
THE FIRST FEW WEEKS OF SCHOOL. THE FIRST FEW WEEKS OF SCHOOL.
AND ALSO HAND, FOOT & MOUTH AND ALSO HAND, FOOT & MOUTH
DISEASE, AND POSITIVE FLU TESTS DISEASE, AND POSITIVE FLU TESTS
HAVE ALREADY BEEN SEEN IN WAYNE HAVE ALREADY BEEN SEEN IN WAYNE
AND OAKLAND COUNTY LAST WEEK. AND OAKLAND COUNTY LAST WEEK.
LOTS OF DOCTORS ARE ALSO LOTS OF DOCTORS ARE ALSO
TREATING A NUMBER OF INFECTED TREATING A NUMBER OF INFECTED
BUG BITES, CONCERNING WITH THE BUG BITES, CONCERNING WITH THE
RISK OF MOSQUITO-BORNE RISK OF MOSQUITO-BORNE
ILLNESSES. ILLNESSES.
MAKE SURE THEY’RE WEARING INSECT MAKE SURE THEY’RE WEARING INSECT
REPELLENT, ESPECIALLY IN THE REPELLENT, ESPECIALLY IN THE
EVENING. EVENING.
HAND WASHING IS THE BEST WAY TO HAND WASHING IS THE BEST WAY TO
PROTECT YOURSELF. PROTECT YOURSELF.
COUGHING AND SNEEZING INTO YOUR COUGHING AND SNEEZING INTO YOUR
ELBOW HELPS AS DOES KEEPING SICK ELBOW HELPS AS DOES KEEPING SICK
KIDS AT HOME TO STOP THE SPREAD. KIDS AT HOME TO STOP THE SPREAD.
AND TEACH YOUR KIDS NOT TO AND TEACH YOUR KIDS NOT TO
SPREAD WHEN IT COMES TO FOOD, SPREAD WHEN IT COMES TO FOOD,
BEVERAGES, LIP BALM, AND OTHER BEVERAGES, LIP BALM, AND OTHER
ITEMS THAT CAN SPREAD GERMS. ITEMS THAT CAN SPREAD GERMS.
WITH FLU SEASON AROUND THE WITH FLU SEASON AROUND THE
CORNER, MAKE PLANS TO GET A FLU CORNER, MAKE PLANS TO GET A FLU
SHOT FOR EVERYONE IN YOUR


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