Head Lice: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published an updated clinical report in their May 2015 edition of Pediatrics, regarding safe and effective methods of treating head lice. Download the flyer below for more information.
Enterovirus D68: Every year, millions of children experience health problems caused by one of various enterovirus infections, showing symptoms that can include coughing, sneezing, and fever. This year, Enterovirus D-68, has also been associated with severe respiratory illness. Below are some resources to help you learn more about EV-D68, and how to keep your child from getting and spreading this enterovirus.
· Web Feature , "What Parents Need to Know About Enterovirus D68"
· Drop-in newsletter article (matte article) , "Parents: Learn the Facts about Enterovirus D68"
· Fact sheet for parents , "What Parents Need to Know about Enterovirus D68"
· General questions and answers for the public
· Infographic: Keep Your Child from Getting and Spreading Enterovirus D68
Ebola: Find out the facts about Ebola in the documents below, "Facts about Ebola" and "Ebola Public Health Advisory." Ebola is not air-borne nor can it be spread through casual contact. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has confirmed 2 cases in Texas; no cases have been confirmed in Massachusetts, and the MA Department of Health indicates that "the possibility of an Ebola case in the Commonwealth remains very low."
Epi-Pens: If your child has been diagnosed with a life-threatening allergy, you may be eligible for a free Epi Pen. For more information, download the flyer below or visit www.epipen.com.