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Mass Flu Outbreak at a School

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DoYouRememberJustinBobby Thu 08-Dec-16 13:46:46

I just spotted on the news that a secondary school in Manchester has had to close for a minimum of 5 days because 350 pupils and 20 staff have come down with flu.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-38241513

I was wondering how people prep for such a thing, as flu comes on suddenly and can rapidly become quite serious and evidently spreads like wildfire!

I think my preps are pretty basic.
I have a flu jab because of chronic illness (although the 3 times in my life I have had flu have been years I had the jab) but I also make sure to have a decent stock of basic medications (enough for entire family using recommended doses for 2 weeks), tinned soups, part baked bread, tissues, loo roll, printed out numbers for work and school etc.
For the most part (unless it turns nasty) is it a case of hunkering down and hoping it passes quickly? How are you preparing for such an outbreak locally?
I have 6 children and the thought of all 6 having the flu along with both us parents is something I can't even process.

Also hoping all the children and staff at the school recover quickly, I wouldn't wish flu on my worst enemy.

isthistoonosy Wed 17-May-17 21:02:28

I'm not prepped for this in particular but we generally have meds we need anyway and enough for a couple of weeks, food and water for a month or so. Also have cleaning products in disinfecting, hot washes etc.
Easy entertainment for all.
Teaching older kids to be able to cook/ feed themselves and others (look after the younger ones if needed - change a nappy etc), would be good I suppose.

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