Flu Infographic (2)

Infographic – Claudia Estevez

Bella Sellmer – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Flu season has arrived and this year is the worst in a long time.

With the number of students getting sick from the flu, it is important to take precautions in order to stay healthy.

Here are a few precautions Mustangs need to take to stay healthy this flu season:

Make sure to wash your hands, and if you are going to cough, make sure you cover your mouth.

Students, if you are not feeling good it is important that you stay home in order to avoid getting your classmates sick as well.

According to Tamiflu, the first 48 hours is when students can be treated if they do have the flu; so as soon as you get symptoms, go to the doctors.

Online Dr. Steve Silvestro stated, “Students who insist on coming to school have to make sure they are fever free for 24 hours or else they need to stay home.”

Ranch reflection – Having the flu really stinks

Ranch Reflections are articles written by students who want to share their experiences, thoughts, and concerns. This is a great opportunity for students to branch out beyond traditional news stories.

Sarah Merzak – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- It’s no surprise to anyone that having the flu is no fun. The flu season is in and I can tell you it isn’t a “miss a day of school” kind-of thing.

It started with the jitter shivers and progressed to a 103 fever within hours. Waking up with the biggest headache and a fever started off my day just great. This continued for the next three days.

Missing school for a week was also a plus, and all the makeup work topped off my week.

Oh, and don’t forget laying in my bed not being able to leave the house because I was contagious.  That was just great. Thank you to whoever gave me the flu; I can say it was a sick experience.

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