The risk of getting infected with swine flu virus is higher in children as compared to adults. Children also tend to shed the virus in greater amounts and for a longer period as. Hence the risk of spread of infection is higher in schools. In view of this, swine flu prevention in schools becomes important.
Measures to maintain good hygiene for Swine flu prevention in schools include:
Ensure that all children follow guidelines regarding hygiene. Widespread distribution of antiviral medicines in school (to pupils and staff) for prevention of swine flu routinely is not recommended as the virus is widespread within the community (and the person is at risk of swine flu after the course of antiviral medicine is over). School closure is also not recommended as the children and staffs are likely to be exposed to the virus in their everyday lives as well.
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