School Nurse Information


 

Brenda Gill, LPN

School Nurse

 

Contact Information:

Phone: 434-447-8134/ ext 227

Fax: 434-447-6511

Email: bgill@mcpsweb.org

 
 
 
Useful Links:
Use the link above to view any updates. For additional information or an appointment for clinic services, please call the Mecklenburg County Health Department at (434) 738-6545 between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday.  This site links to Virginia Department of Health.
 
 
 

Healthy Highlights


Influenza Symptoms 

Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The flu is different from a cold. The flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms: 
• Fever* or feeling feverish/chills 
• Cough 
• Sore throat 
• Runny or stuffy nose 
• Muscle or body aches 
• Headaches 
• Fatigue (tiredness) 
• Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults. 
* It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever. 


 Everyday Preventive Actions

• Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. 

• Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub. 
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way. 
• Try to avoid close contact with sick people. 
• If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.) 
• While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.