Thursday, September 10, 2009
Should School Boards Inform Parents About H1N1 Cases In Their Child's Class?
posted by Growing Your Baby at 9/10/2009 12:25:00 pm
If the H1N1 virus spreads to your child’s class, should your child's school let you know?
Public health authorities and school boards in Ontario are saying it’s not feasible, practical or useful to warn parents about suspected cases of H1N1.
In part, this is because of concerns that fearful parents may react by keeping their children at home, in a pointless effort to protect them.While the disease is most easily caught by school children and other people between five and 24 years old, Dr. Nolan says school aged kids don’t get as sick as some others.
Regardless, I personally think that it's irresponsible for school boards to hold this information back from parents.
If my son came home with H1N1 it could put my baby's life at risk. I would like to know if there is an issue so that my husband and I could
The Ontario health ministry has issued guidelines on swine flu in elementary and secondary schools.