Its aim is to promote the students’ health, their balance and their good integration in school.
It is a place of welcoming, giving advice and emergency care for students.
Its role is also to make them aware of health issues.
The health center participates in the implementation of the PAI, PPS with the Director of Primary School or the Principal.
If your child has a temperature of 38°C or above, they should stay at home until they no longer need antipyretic treatments. Be careful, when taking the temperature in the armpit or through in the throat the result should be increased by 0.5°.
If your child has a “bad cold” as well as a runny nose with severe headache, nausea or cough, he or she should be kept at home.
If your child has red, itchy eyes and/or purulent discharge, you should see your doctor before sending him/her to school.
In the event of a mild sore throat without other signs, the child can come to school. If the sore throat persists and is accompanied by white or red dots at the back of the throat, or if the child has a fever, you should see your doctor.
If your child has a rash, the cause of which is unknown or which may be related to a contagious disease, you should check with your doctor before sending your child to school.
The child must stay at home for at least 24 hours after the last event.
Dengue fever is a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti).
The intensity of the symptoms can vary greatly depending on each person and depending on the virus. Sometimes you can have very mild symptoms and not even realize you are infected. But, most often, you will have a fever that lasts 5 days to 6 days, with muscle pain, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, etc. In half of the cases, a rash appears around the fourth day of fever, from the trunk to the hands and feet. After the fever has gone, there can sometimes be fatigue that persists for several weeks with signs of depression (“post-dengue syndrome”).
Sometimes dengue can turn into a severe form, “hemorrhagic dengue”. Around the third day of fever, the blood platelets (which usually help the blood to clot) start to drop. If the drop in platelets is too big, bleeding may appear (nosebleeds, gum bleeds, even severe digestive haemorrhages). It is not clear which factors favor the onset of severe forms, but the risk seems higher in the event of the second episode of dengue fever than in the first.
Aedes aegypti mosquitoes mostly bite during the day. But with a peak of aggressiveness at dawn and dusk. To avoid getting dengue fever, prevention relies primarily on the protection against mosquito bites (long clothing, repellents, mosquito nets to sleep).
There is no specific treatment for dengue fever. The treatment consists mainly in treating the symptoms: hydrate well and take paracetamol (Panadol *) for fever or for pain. You must absolutely avoid taking aspirin, which may increase the risk of bleeding, or anti-inflammatory drugs (such as ibuprofen). Daily monitoring of platelets by blood test allows to follow the evolution. In case of hemorrhagic forms, a platelet transfusion is considered when the platelet count becomes too low or when bleeding occurs.