Confirmed cases of influenza have been identified in Maine. We expect that we will continue to detect cases into the fall and winter, and that the number of cases may increase. As we strive to keep everyone healthy this school year, it is most important that students and adults who are sick not go to school, work, or social activities. The following checklist can help determine if someone has influenza-like illness (ILI).
Does my child have the flu?
Yes No Does your child have a fever of 100 degrees of more?
Yes No Does your child have a cough?
Yes No Does your child have a sore throat?
When should my child go to the doctor?
Call your doctor or seek medical care if your child has trouble breathing or has behavior changes including changes in eating or drinking habits. Call your health care provider if your child is ill enough that you would normally seek health care advice.
For more information please see www.maineflu.gov