Recent Respiratory Illness Concern
Recent reports in the Denver area and in other cities across the country have indicated an increase in pediatric patients with severe respiratory illness and asthma. Medical personnel have been asked to encourage pediatric patients with asthma to be vigilant in taking their asthma controlling medications.
Nurses in Douglas County schools have seen an increase in respiratory illness and are stepping up the awareness concerning how to control infections at school.
To prevent the spread of this and other respiratory pathogens, we are reinforcing the message of good hand washing, cover your cough and in particular, stay home when you are sick.
To read more about this respiratory infection, you may go to www.CDC.gov