To date we have not encountered a major number of cases of the flu, but that could change in a matter of days. In a couple of conversations, I have tried to impress upon students the importance of prevention (washing hands, sneezing into an elbow or tissue), and staying home until it’s safe to return. Coming back to school too early jeopardizes both the patient who may relapse or endure a longer recovery to full health, and also others who may be infected by a child who is still infectious when s/he returns. So I make the same plea to you as parents: please do not allow your child to come back to school for at least one day after a fever breaks, and more if s/he is not feeling well. It takes days for energy to return.