The Cheatham County School District issued a statement last week stating there has been an increase in illnesses amongst students, faculty and staff. Most are experiencing symptoms leading to diagnoses of Flu, Strep Throat and stomach viruses.
Cheatham County School District is asking parents and students to help maintain a healthy school environment by staying home when sick and not returning to school until symptom and fever free for 24 hours.
Cheatham News has spoken with several parents of children who have been sick and many are running high fevers. Please don’t hesitate contacting your child’s pediatrician or health care provider if you have any concerns or questions regarding their health or illness.
Additionally there have been several children seen in doctor’s offices and Emergency Rooms that have been diagnosed with Croup, Bronchitis and various upper respiratory virus and infections. Several babies in Middle Tennessee have been hospitalized for RSV, a serious upper respiratory infection in children under the age of two years. Numerous school age children have had the flu develop into Pneumonia and cases of Mono have also been reported.