Winter doesn’t have to mean sniffles

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Gavin Laielli – Mustangs Ahead

features icon(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – As fall comes around the corner, flu season kicks in, causing attendance issues for many students.

Flu season lasts through May, but peak infections generally hit December through February.

LRHS Clinic Nurse Laura Anderson said, “Although flu season is up and coming, students can take preventative means such as staying home and good hand washing to contain the flu”.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are many ways to catch the flu, however it is important to limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.

Precautionary measures can be taken such as avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, as well as covering up when you cough or sneeze.

Anderson said, “I can’t specifically confirm cases, however if I have a suspicion about the flu, I encourage students to stay home and rest, as well as hydrate.”

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