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Saturday, June 6, 2009

Flu Update

For those of you wondering what's the latest on Swine Flu in the Ridgewood schools...Dr. Fishbein and our District Physician have been in frequent contact with the Health Department and the Department of Education, and Dr. Fishbein has been updating the members of the Board of Ed as well as parents. We are following all the protocols specified by the Health Department. Currently there are several Ridgewood students with Type A flu, but so far none of them has tested positive for H1N1 (Swine Flu). A diagnosis of Swine Flu/H1N1 can only be made by the Health Dept and it takes several days. There have been reports of local doctors giving diagnosis of Swine Flu based on a single doctor visit, and this is wrong.

Dr. Fishbein will provide an update early next week on the district website, and I'll include a link here. For now, here's a link to the homepage where you'll find his most recent letter on 6/1.

The most important advice is: if your child is not well, please keep him/her home. (And, of course, the other most important thing: keep washing your hands!)

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