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Thanks Mamas! Might have to start another thread about son having to stay home from school and how to not get behind.


you will have to work with the school on getting his work for him if that should happen.   Is there any way the school can email you the lesson plans?

post #22 of 28
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I have been emailing the teacher daily to get assignments. Next thing I need to figure out is when he goes back. They are up to 9 cases but no new ones in his class. Nurse said health dept said he could go back if he's asymptomatic but originally she said he'd be home for 21 days. Both per health dept.
post #23 of 28
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I have been emailing the teacher daily to get assignments. Next thing I need to figure out is when he goes back. They are up to 9 cases but no new ones in his class. Nurse said health dept said he could go back if he's asymptomatic but originally she said he'd be home for 21 days. Both per health dept.


Can I ask where you live?  I'm just curious where this is going on.  I live in San Diego and we had a supposedly big pertussis outbreak in 2010, but not a single case in my son's school that year or this year.  There was 1 case of mumps at his school a few months ago, and that was it...strange!

post #24 of 28
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SUre - we live in OH. We had a big outbreak last year too and it was in the news a LOT. I don't think it was as big as the San Diego outbreak. My son didn't have any cases reported last year but he was in a much smaller school. Levels had returned to normal. So this outbreak caught me off guard.
post #25 of 28
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I have been emailing the teacher daily to get assignments. Next thing I need to figure out is when he goes back. They are up to 9 cases but no new ones in his class. Nurse said health dept said he could go back if he's asymptomatic but originally she said he'd be home for 21 days. Both per health dept.


Home for 21 days after the antibiotics? That seems excessive. Here it's five days of antibiotics and then allowed back to school.

 

We did a 21 day quarantine with DS because he had NO antibiotics and that's the CDC recommendation.

 

post #26 of 28
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SUre - we live in OH. We had a big outbreak last year too and it was in the news a LOT. I don't think it was as big as the San Diego outbreak. My son didn't have any cases reported last year but he was in a much smaller school. Levels had returned to normal. So this outbreak caught me off guard.


Pertussis is endemic, so it's always around, no matter what. It's just the number of cases that varies.

 

In our area, the cases have gone up noticeably since last year. Here's part of the reason why:

 

http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/whooping-cough-beats-vaccine-20120320-1vibp.html

 

 

post #27 of 28
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No not home for 21 days with an antibiotic.  Was 21 days without antibiotic or 5 days with antibiotic.  

post #28 of 28
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No not home for 21 days with an antibiotic.  Was 21 days without antibiotic or 5 days with antibiotic.  



That's what I thought...for a second they seemed to be going over the top. ;)

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