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By Isahni Nath, Allergic Living, "A Michigan school board trustee has resigned after a flippant comment about “shooting” children with food allergies.
The shocking remark was made during the Clawson Board of Education meeting of November 10, following the food services director’s update on implementing new school nutrition guidelines. When the question was thrown open to the audience about other issues facing Clawson schools, one person raised having to deal with “too many allergies,” while another said his elementary school has “at least one kid in every class” with a food allergy..." More...
LAN would like to take this opportunity to highlight risk factors and risk reductions procedures provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the Enterovirus D68.
Who is at risk?
In general, infants, children, and teenagers are most likely to get infected with enteroviruses and become ill. That's because they do not yet have immunity (protection) from previous exposures to these viruses. We believe this is also true for EV-D68. Adults can get infected with enteroviruses, but they are more likely to have no symptoms or mild symptoms.
Children with asthma may have a higher risk for severe respiratory illness caused by EV-D68 infection.
The CDC suggests frequent hand washing with soap and water for 20 seconds (see bullet list below image).
Español: Enterovirus D68
From Lex18.com News:
"A Madison County student was in the right place at the right time when she started to have a severe allergic reaction.
Luckily for the student, she was able to get a shot from an EpiPen from the nurse; a shot that saved her life.
"My daughter texted me and thought she was having an allergic reaction," Robin McDaniel said.
But when her daughter told her she had trouble breathing, McDaniel knew something was seriously wrong..."
Read the story here:
AllergyHome.org Creates Educational Tool - Food Allergen Exposure in School: Evidence, Challenges and Interventions
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