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INFLUENZAIn keeping with our policy of informing you about actual and potential health issues, we wanted to provide you with some information about influenza. Influenza is a respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. Influenza is very contagious. Symptoms include a high fever, usually above 102 degrees Fahrenheit for 3-4 days, cough can be severe, headache can be severe, body and muscles aches that can be severe, and sometimes you will have nausea/vomiting/runny nose/sore throat/ sneezing. To prevent influenza you should get the influenza vaccine every year, wash hands frequently or use hand sanitizer, keep hands away from face, do not share food/drinks or kiss someone who is sick, cough into a tissue or into your elbow. Child should remain at home until 24 hours after the fever has gone. Students with symptoms of influenza should be picked up from school as soon as possible. If you need more information, please see the nurse.