Welcome to the Health News section of the Avon Lake City Schools website. Within this section, you will find useful information regarding health-related news and forms.
Many illnesses are contagious and can be spread among healthy classmates causing a higher incidence of illness and absenteeism. Please review the Fact Sheet About Illness and Communicable Disease to know when your child should stay home from school or when your child will be sent home when displaying symptoms at school.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BODY MASS INDEX (BMI) SCREENINGS
Head lice are an important community issue and can affect anyone. Please click on the title above for information about head lice, symptoms of infestation, removing and treatment of head lice, and the "no-nit" policy of Avon Lake City Schools.
Impetigo is a very contagious skin infection caused by the "staph" or "strep" bacteria. Please click on the title above for more information about the symptoms, treatment and prevention of impetigo.
Meningitis, often refered to as spinal meningitis, is an infection of the fluid of a person's spinal cord and the fluid that surrounds the brain. Please click on the title above to learn more about the differences in the severity of the illness and treatment for the type of meningitis confirmed.
MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (often called "staph"). To learn more about how MRSA can be prevented and treated, please click on either of the titles above.
Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory infection caused by the bacteria, Bordetella pertussis. Please click on the title above to learn more about how pertussis is spread, symptoms at onset, and period of communicability.
Strep throat is most frequently seen in school-age children. Please click on the title above to help you decide if your child may be experiencing the signs and symptoms associated with this illness.
Scabies infestation can affect people from all socio-economic levels without regard to age, sex, race or standards or personal hygiene. Please click on the title above to learn more about the diagnosis and prevention of this fairly common disease of the skin.
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