Okla. parents, schools urged to study EV-D68, flu and Ebola

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Phil Bacharach
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Tricia Pemberton
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School districts urged to help parents stay informed 

on Enterovirus, flu, Ebola

OKLAHOMA CITY (Oct. 17, 2014) – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi is urging school districts to help parents stay informed and ensure their children are keeping healthy habits in light of this year’s outbreak of Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), the arrival of flu season and the climate of concern over the Ebola virus in Texas.

“I want to remind parents, educators and everyone who works with our children to stay vigilant and informed of health trends right now,” Barresi said. “There is a lot of fear surrounding the current outbreaks. Educators and parents should take the time to learn about these illnesses and take steps to reduce their impact on Oklahoma, primarily by consistently practicing good hygiene.”

The Centers for Disease Control has compiled several resources designed specifically for parents concerned about EV-D68.

For more information, follow these links: