It's Here!: Parents Tell School Officials Their Daughter Has H1N1

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NORTH ROYALTON, OH (WOIO) - Parents and students in the North Royalton School District got a scary voicemail from a school official this week.

The district's superintendent phoned a reverse recording stating a female student who attends both North Royalton High School and the Career Center has a confirmed case of H1N1 according to the student's parents.

The female student has not been to school recently, but the school says they've cleaned thoroughly and are going to continue to be extra vigilant.

The advisory recording about H1N1 to parents went something like this:

"Today we were notified of a confirmed case of H1N1 in a student at North Royalton High School. We immediately contacted the Cuyahoga County Board of Health for guidance and direction. At direction of the Board of health we confirmed the student was not in attendance at school and that we continue to monitor the situation. As a district we will remain vigilant and proactive in combating the H1N1 illness, including cleaning with specific formulated cleaners and educating our families, students and staff. Rest assured that we are on top of the situation and continue to follow both the Cuyahoga County Board of Health and CDC guidelines. If the situation warrants we will contact you immediately."

Parents are encouraged to know the signs and symptoms of the flu.

Symptoms of the flu include fever (100° F), cough, sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, and feeling very tired. Some people may also vomit or have diarrhea.

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