September 17, 2014


9-12-14
ENTEROVIRUS FACT SHEET

What are Enteroviruses?
Enteroviruses are a group of viruses which are very common. Most people infected with enteroviruses do not get sick or they have only mild illness like a cold.

·   It is estimated that 10 to 15 million people get enterovirus infections in the United States each year – most of which are not serious. In a very few cases, infections can be serious.

·   Infants, children and teenagers are most likely to get infected with enteroviruses.

·   Most enterovirus infections in the United States occur seasonally during the summer and fall.

What is Enterovirus D68?
There are more than 100 different types of enteroviruses. EV-D68 is one type. It is not the most common type, but there have been a number of recent cases, including some that have led to hospitalizations.

What are the Symptoms?
Many people with an enterovirus will have no symptoms at all. Others will have symptoms like a cold. These symptoms include runny nose, sneezing, coughing and body aches.  Less commonly, children may develop difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, which require immediate medical attention.

How do people get EV-D68?
Individuals get EV-D68 just like they get a cold. If you come into contact with a person who is sick, you can catch EV-D68 from them, especially if they cough or sneeze near you or if you touch a contaminated surface. This is why it is important for you to remind your children to wash their hands.

What treatment is available?
There is no specific treatment for EV-D68. In many cases the symptoms of EV-D68 are mild and individuals will make a full recovery in a short amount of time. However, some people who develop difficulty breathing may need to be hospitalized.

How can I prevent the spread of EV-D68?
You and your children can help protect yourselves by following these simple steps:

·   Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after changing diapers.

·   Don’t touch your eyes, nose and mouth if your hands are unwashed.

·   Don’t kiss, hug or share food or drinks with someone who is sick.

·   Be sure to clean frequently-touched surfaces including doorknobs and toys.

·   If you are sick, stay home so you don’t get other people sick.

·   If your child has asthma, be sure they follow their treatment regimens and contact their healthcare provider if there are any problems.

·   Have your child vaccinated for influenza.

If you believe your child is ill, please contact your medical provider


Clark School celebrates it's 3rd Annual Welcome Back to School Night

On Wednesday, September 10th, Clark School Families were treated to a welcome back to school night. Students and parents were treated to a cookout, air inflatable slides, a bounce house, and most of all, lots of fun by the Clark teachers and staff.

Thank you to all the parents, students, and staff who helped make this night special for our Clark School families and our school community. 




    CHECK OUT IT OUT... 

   "HORTICULTURE CLUB"  




This new club is brought to you by Mr. Hyser at the High School.

Click on the pictures below to see what they are "digging into"!



HARVEST PROJECT

Our harvest is fun to gather and this week has been donated to the Beloit Domestic Violence Shelter.  They were thrilled with and grateful for the fresh produce!

Thank you to the students of the South Beloit High School that are participating in this year's Harvest Project!

The shelter was happy for our donation and looking forward to more next week. Right now the shelter is full.  

It is wonderful to share a little caring and sunshine when someone is having struggles!

Our next harvest date is 9/11 at 3:30 pm
Meet at the high school health center
Remember to sign in so you can earn volunteer credit

You can find us on Facebook at South Beloit Garden Club!