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Old 04-27-2009, 05:58 PM
 
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Has anyone heard or read anywhere about obligations of a doctor to report verified cases of swine flu to the health department or to the school of a student with it or anything like that? One of my daughter's classmates has just told her that she "has the swine flu" and that yes her doctor confirmed it, but that she's missed too much school already so will be back tomorrow. I TOTALLY realize that she could just be blowin' smoke outta her a$$ for attention, but am concerned none the less.
All doctors are required to report it to the health department, and the HD is doing active surveillance - contacting dr's offices, collecting specimens, etc.
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Old 04-27-2009, 06:44 PM
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It's not up to NISD officials, it's up to the local health authority to make that decision. NISD doesn't have a choice in the LHA declares the schools closed.

However, it's not a decision the LHA makes lightly.
thanks for your input. It was extremely helpful in clarifying.
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Old 04-27-2009, 06:53 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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This is the notice on the NSID website currently:

News : Swine Flu Health Advisory : Northside Independent School District - San Antonio, TX 78238
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:05 PM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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okay for those of you with probable cases - what are the symptoms?

I've got a 2.5yo who's been sick for a week with fever, severe headaches, lack of eating, Nausea, and general not feeling well overall. No cough or respiratory symptoms. It seems to come and go - one day is some better, the next is worse.

I was supposed to take her back into the pedi today, but with the whole flu bug and her possibly having it I'm not since we use VIA to get around. Her pedi is refusing to do a home visit since medicaid won't cover it.
Well, mine is still not confirmed to be "swine" but def. flu. I started with a sore throat & headache about a week ago, then it went into my sinuses. The last 2 days I'd been coughing a LOT. I really thought I was going to the doctor for a sinus infection - not a clue I had the flu much less 2 types of it. I sure hope your kiddo does not have it!! What a tough spot to be in
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:12 PM
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Location: Georgia
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I asked my NISD child if the teachers had said anything about it today and he said no, but that he'd heard talk about it. Seems if they were being "extra diligent", as that memo states, there would have been reminders about the preventative measures, etc...
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:22 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Good Q&A on Swine Flu...

Cheers! M2
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:25 PM
 
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All doctors are required to report it to the health department, and the HD is doing active surveillance - contacting dr's offices, collecting specimens, etc.
Thanx! That relieves my concern, since the youngster said it was confirmed by the doc.

Guess I'll jis wait to hear what mañana brings!
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:33 PM
 
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Thanx! That relieves my concern, since the youngster said it was confirmed by the doc.

Guess I'll jis wait to hear what mañana brings!
probably said it was the flu, but it takes awhile to get a confirmation of swine flu as it goes to specific labs (some clinics will do a prelim test in the office, but that doesn't type it).

That said, if she's sick she shouldn't be going to school no matter what she has!

Just for the record - flu is not normally a reportable disease, so prior to this event most flu cases would not be reported regularly (some clinics are involved in active surveillance and do report, which is how seasonal flu is tracked). However the current situation has meant that all providers are asked to report suspect flu cases so this new strain can be better tracked.
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:44 AM
 
Location: JAX
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OH NO! i'm supposed to go there next month.
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:51 AM
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OH NO! i'm supposed to go there next month.
To Schertz? That's the only place in the area with confirmed cases.
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