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Respiratory Illness Outbreak Declared At Swan Hills School | Spare News

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Parents of students at Swan Hills School were notified on Thursday, November 9, that Alberta Health Services’ (AHS) Communicable Disease Control Outbreak Team has declared a respiratory illness outbreak at the school. No specific disease was identified.

According to the notice, many students suffer from respiratory symptoms such as coughing, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss or change in sense of smell/taste, runny or stuffy nose, and fever. Students may also experience significant and normal fatigue, muscle and joint pain, headaches, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Because respiratory illnesses can easily spread from person to person, we recommend that you:

· Students stay home when they are sick.

· Perform frequent hand hygiene using soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Students should practice respiratory hygiene by coughing and sneezing into their sleeves, covering their mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing and sneezing, and discarding used tissues immediately. .

・Clean frequently touched surfaces (doorknobs, light switches, bathroom faucets, etc.).

All families, children and staff are encouraged to complete routine immunizations and COVID-19 and influenza vaccinations as immunizations are an important public health measure.

· Routine testing is not recommended, but may be recommended by your healthcare provider.

Students with respiratory symptoms are advised to stay out of school until symptoms improve and are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications. activity. People tested for COVID-19 can visit albertahealthservices.ca/topics/page17239.aspx For more information on quarantine recommendations, see

If you have any further questions, we encourage you to contact Health LINK Alberta at 811.

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