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UAE schools issue warning over flu cases

 

DUBAI – Following increased reports of flu cases, schools in the UAE have issued an advisory warning parents of a suspected flu virus outbreak.

ISCS Nad Al Sheba reminded parents to take precautions to prevent the spread of any virus and maintain “everyday hygiene measures”.

“With the changes in weather as well as people coming back from their holidays, we are conscious that cases of flu and other seasonal illnesses are likely to increase and affect our students. Our health and safety measurements are implemented regularly to ensure the safety of our students at all times,” said Naveed Iqbal, school principal.

The school circular advised parents to look out for symptoms such as high fever, coughing, joint pain, sore throat, diarrhea and vomiting and to keep their children at home if they show any symptoms.

Earlier this month, a kindergarten school in Dubai closed for two days as a precautionary measure after several students fell sick from possible “viral infection”.

In a notice to parents, the Kindergarten Starters in Garhoud said it received calls from around six parents “intimating us that their children had developed slight fever and vomiting”.

“In the eventuality if your child developing similar symptoms you are advised to seek medical attention and do not send your child to school if he or she does not feel well,” according to a notice from the school. GAD/Expat Media

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