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Flu Day named in the NJ School District when Hunterdon's virus hits hard



CLINTON TOWNSHIP – Monday is a "flu day" for a severely affected district in Central Jersey.

The Clinton Township Public Schools took the unusual step of organizing a four-day weekend by also canceling the lesson and dropping out after school. Last Friday after a large number of absences due to respiratory and flu and gastrointestinal illnesses a message on the district's website.

Hunterdon County consists of three primary schools and one middle school.

A message to the district, Superintendent Michael Cone said that the students are also sent to school before they have fully recovered from the flu, said of the Cone that she and others are at risk.

"We can not emphasize enough the importance of keeping a sick child at home with Fever having to be" fever free "without reducing fever for 24 hours The spread of disease through exposure is both for students Cone wrote

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The decision to cancel was made after discussions with the district doctor, the district offices and the Ministry of Health, said Cone The state has not recommended closing.

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The district also said it would "thoroughly clean and disinfect all schools in their spare time".

"We apologize to our students and families if this causes inconvenience, but the health of our students is our top priority," the message said.

According to the State Department of Health, the risk of flu with over 1,100 confirmed cases is high in influenza A H1N1 and H3N2 from January 19. A fatal case of pediatric flu has been reported in Central Jersey.

The state is urging that you get regular flu shots, often wash or disinfect your hands, cover coughs and sneeze, stay home and call y when you're sick (especially with a fever).

According to the CDC the symptoms of the flu are the following:


  • fever or fever / chills, although not everyone with flu gets a fever

  • cough

  • sore throat

  • Runny or stuffy nose

  • Muscle or body

  • headache

  • fatigue (tiredness)

  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, although it is more common in children than adults.

Contact Reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNJ

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