Respiratory Virus 9.09.14

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North Location: 109 East 4th Street, Galena, MO 65656 Phone: 417.357.6134 Fax: 417.357.6031
South Location: 16914 State Hwy 13, Branson West, MO 65737 Phone: 417.272.0050 Fax: 417.272.9058
www.stonecountyhealthdepartment.com
PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Trisha Doering, MPH, CGW Community Health Specialist
(417)357-6134; [email protected]
For immediate release: September 9, 2014
Subject: Respiratory Virus
Please help us share these tips on how to best prevent Enterovirus D68, the respiratory virus making
headlines throughout the Midwest.
As always, be diligent about hand washing and proper cough etiquette. Cleaning frequently touched
surfaces and toys if someone is sick. Don’t share cups or eating utensils with people who are sick.
Exclusion from school or child care is not needed if your child has common cold symptoms (cough,
congestion, runny nose without high fever). If your child has fever not controlled by acetaminophen or
ibuprofen or is not drinking, call your healthcare provider for advice. Seek care promptly if your child
develops difficulty or labored breathing. If your child has a history of asthma, follow your Asthma Action
Plan. And if symptoms persist, don’t hesitate to contact your healthcare provider.
For more information, please contact the Stone County Health Department at (417)357-6134 or
(417)272-0050. You may also visit our website at www.stonecountyhealthdepartment.com or our
Facebook page for more information.
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