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Just curious how many are seeing Flu A or B?  Seems we are getting hit with a lot of Flu A, especially in K.

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CanIcallmymom has 4 years experience.

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Seeing a lot of flu B in North Texas area. Some A too though. Lots of my kids ended up with flu/strep at the same time too.

ETA: the flu map for DSHS actually shows flu a and b for my area, though.

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I'm in northern Indiana and seeing A, not B.  Unfortunately a lot of parents either don't take their kids to the dr or they don't report to me if diagnosed...

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CanIcallmymom has 4 years experience.

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3 minutes ago, Nursesusu said:

I'm in northern Indiana and seeing A, not B.  Unfortunately a lot of parents either don't take their kids to the dr or they don't report to me if diagnosed...

Yeah, I don't have a ton that report it to me. They aren't really required to. 

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True.  I'm always hopeful that they will anyway tho, but for the most part, they don't.

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SchoolNurseK is a BSN, RN and specializes in Home Health, School Nurse Newbie.

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Before Thanksgiving, I was seeing more B.  Since returning for second semester, we've flipped to A.  Some kids have had both, which is terrible and difficult for parents to understand.  When I call because their child is having "Influenza-like symptoms," they insist that this is not possible because they've already had the flu.  Wrong.

I've been doing a casual survey of who got a flu shot and most haven't!  I have been sending out info, providing education, and still so many didn't get vaccinated.  Gah!

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k1p1ssk has 9 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in pediatrics.

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Small school, 3 confirmed cases, but only one parent actually reported to me, and it was flu B; All my other suspected cases have tested negative. I want to write a letter home, but I've only had one recent confirmed case of strep, just the one recent flu, and it seems silly to write to all the families "There are sick kids at school!" lol because... duh.

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MHDNURSE has 21 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN, NP and specializes in Pediatrics, Community, and School Health.

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I'm in MA and am seeing mostly A so far.  Interesting.  And I agree, parents are not necessarily reporting it. I am sure there were several over the holidays who had it and no one mentioned it to school.  

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pennyeary has 2 years experience as a CNA.

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Central Texas and I have seen both A and B as well as many cases of strep.  We still have a lot of kiddos absent. But like everyone else not all my parents let me know what the diagnosis was or if they even took them to the dr.

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SaltineQueen specializes in School Nurse, past Med Surge.

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30 minutes ago, Nursesusu said:

I'm in northern Indiana and seeing A, not B.  Unfortunately a lot of parents either don't take their kids to the dr or they don't report to me if diagnosed...

Where are you at?  I'm in northern Indiana, too! (you can PM me if you want...or not tell me if you don't want 😂).  We're seeing a lot of B in our school, and several more home with flu symptoms that they either haven't been to the doctor or they just haven't told me.

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We have a combo platter of A and B here, maybe 60/40 A vs B.

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing.

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Several (vaccinated ) staff out now with type B..... It's going to be a long haul.

Apropos of nothing, when I got vaccinated this year I felt like a truck hit me. It's not live so that wasn't it....and then I realized that maybe one of the strains in the vaccine is something my body has seen before? I mean...I'm one where I never react to the attenuated flu vaccine. When I had the nasal spray with the live attenuated I really felt it!

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