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Staying Healthy at School

Staying Healthy at School:  A Note for Parents

There are certain times of  the school year when there is an increase in the illnesses seen in the school setting. Teaching your child healthy habits helps to decrease the spread of illness in the school setting and keep your child healthy. 


Influenza Information

Influenza season in Michigan typically occurs between December and March.   The Influenza Tool Kit  has important information from the CDC and the Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition regarding influenza prevention, diagnosis,  immunization and treatment. 


Bed Bugs

Bed Bug School Response Flowchart (posted October 12, 2010)

The School Response Flow Chart will be followed if there is a confirmed case of bed bugs found in the school setting.
Source: website 

Bed Bug Fact Sheet for Parents (posted October 12, 2010)

Answers commonly asked questions and provides additional resources. Source: Washtenaw Department of Public Health


Head Lice

Pediculosis (Head Lice) Information

This letter to Parents contains additional information and answers to the following questions: What does lice look like?; How do you get head lice?; How do you treat head lice?; and What do I do if my child has head lice?

Lice 101: Myths and Realities of Head Lice

Summary of evidence-based information that addresses both the myths and realities of head lice.

Head Lice Toolbox

Helpful information for parents/guardians to aid in identifying, treating and preventing head lice (pediculosis)


Zika Virus

Zika Virus: Important Information from the CDC

Information from the CDC for families. 


Websites & Helpful Medical Information

Flu Information

Information about Seasonal Influenza (Flu) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus is an excellent website containing health information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine.

American Academy of Pediatrics

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