57 kids out of 173 absent from school today
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scrappinghappy
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Posted: 2/5/2013 8:56:12 AM
There are 173 kids in 7th grade and 57 of them are out with the stomach flu. 8 were sent home yesterday after throwing up and so far 2 more have gone or are going home today.

I sent my kids with tons of hand sanitizer and told them to USE it.


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Posted: 2/5/2013 9:01:55 AM
Yikes! Hope it misses your family.


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Posted: 2/5/2013 9:11:49 AM
man, that almost sounds like grounds for cancelling school! hope your kids stay healthy!!




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Posted: 2/5/2013 9:16:49 AM
I assume you're talking about the Norovirus? If yes, and if your kids were in the same room as any of those other kids who are now sick, I would prepare for them to come down with it in the next few days. It is super contagious, and it spreads lightning fast. We had the pleasure of experiencing it last year. What an absolute nightmare, especially because it hit all of us within 3 days of our initial exposure (my son).

I sincerely hope it misses your family!



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Posted: 2/5/2013 9:20:16 AM
Hope they don't get it. Just so you know though, that is not the flu. Good luck.



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Posted: 2/5/2013 9:25:43 AM
I sent my kids to school (high school) with the Lysol wipes in their backpacks- they both wipe off their desk surfaces on a daily basis, as well as the chairbacks and locker handle. I'm sure that's not all the surfaces they come into contact with, but we're making an attempt to keep the viruses away.

Not fun to be sick, that's for sure. Hope it passes through quickly!



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Posted: 2/5/2013 9:27:40 AM
Oh wow, that awful. I really hope you aren't shortly caring for some sick young ones! Stomach viruses are the worst.


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Posted: 2/5/2013 9:31:25 AM
Pierkiss, OMG I googled novovirus. Yikes! Sounds absolutely horrible.

Lysol wipes sound like a solid plan. I almost want to wrap them in bubbles and keep them safe.


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Posted: 2/5/2013 9:57:57 AM
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Posted: 2/5/2013 10:11:00 AM
I don't think hand sanitisers are effective against Norovirus. Thorough hand washing in hot water frequently will probably be more effective.



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Posted: 2/5/2013 10:29:41 AM
Soap and water are the best thing in the battle against norovirus.


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