This notice is to share information regarding enterovirus. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (September 8, 2014), non-polio enteroviruses are very common viruses. They cause about 10 to 15 million infections in the United States each year.

Anyone can get infected with non-polio entereoviruses. But infants, children, and teenagers are more likely to get infected and become sick. That’s because they do not yet have immunity (protection) from previous exposures to the viruses.

Below you will find the website from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that provides information about entereoviruses.

http://www.cdc.gov/non-polio-enterovirus/about/EV-D68.html

We are being proactive in order to help prevent enterovirus by having students wash their hands often and using disinfectant wipes on desks, door knobs, switches, and anything else that is frequently touched. Enterovirus often exhibits typical cold/flu symptoms but like any respiratory infection can cause more difficulty for those with respiratory conditions. If you have any questions, please contact your school nurse.

Interims will be sent home today September 18th, 2014.