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    Welcome to River Dell Middle School Health Office
     
    Fran Puleo RN, CSN
    francesca.puleo@riverdell.org
    201-599-7250 x 2311
     
     For information on the Adenovirus please click on the following links: 
     

    What is Adenovirus?

    Adenoviruses are common viruses that cause a range of illness, including cold-like symptoms, sore throat, bronchitis, pneumonia, diarrhea and pink eye

    Adenoviruses can cause mild to severe illness, though serious illness is less common. Adenovirus can cause illness in persons of any age. People with weakened immune systems, or existing respiratory or cardiac disease, are at higher risk of developing severe illness from an adenovirus infection.

    Adenoviruses are common among places with large groups of children, such as hospitals, schools, and camps.

    Symptoms of Adenovirus disease usually appear 2-14 days after exposure.

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    Shingles
     
     Almost 1 out of every 3 people in the United States will develop shingles, also known as zoster or herpes zoster, in their lifetime. There are an estimated 1 million cases of shingles each year in this country. Anyone who has recovered from chickenpox may develop shingles; even children can get shingles. However the risk of shingles increases as you get older. About half of all cases occur in men and women 60 years old or older.
      
     
     
    In the event of a temperature elevation of 100 degrees or more, the stduent mujst be fever free for 24hrs before they may return back to school. 
    In the event of either vomiting or diarrhea, the individual should be free of the above symptoms for a minimum of 24 hours .
     
    click on the link below for Extreme Cold Facts from the CDC