• COVID-19 Coronavirus

    Posted by Noel Bares on 6/15/2020 1:00:00 PM

    GISD is working with county and state health officials to closely track the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

    We will continue to monitor the situation through proven and trustworthy sources: our local health authority, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  

    Updated information from the CDC on Coronavirus in the United States can be found at:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html. The most recent information about coronavirus in Texas may be found at: https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/.

     

    Much is being learned about this newly emerged virus.  Based on the current information, health officials are recommending local communities and schools should take the same steps to protect against coronavirus as we take to prevent the spread of everyday illnesses like the common cold or the flu:

     

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home when you are sick.
    • Cover your mouth and nose with the inside of your elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
    • Consider wearing a mask when around others outside your home

     

     

     

     

    Thank you for your support of our district, our schools, our students and our teachers and staff. 

     

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    Shigella Information

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  • Tuberculosis facts & concerns

    Posted by Helen Williams on 9/5/2018 10:45:00 AM

    On Aug. 31, Greenville High School's football team and fans attended the game at W.T. White High School in Dallas. Dallas County Health and Human Services have confirmed two cases of tuberculosis at the school. DCHHS officials are partnering with Dallas ISD to perform skin tests on staff and students who may have been exposed, according to a news report.

     

    Greenville ISD health officials contacted the Hunt County Health Department to determine their recommendation for students and others who attended the game. Because the two confirmed cases were diagnosed and the two indivicuals have been undergoing treatment for two months, health officials say the risk is minimal.

     

    However, family healthcare decisions should be made by family members and their doctors. 

     

    TB can be treated and cured. TB is rarely spread to persons who spend brief amounts of time together. Symptoms include:

     

    • frequent coughing, often coughing up blood
    • night sweats
    • weakness
    • weight loss

    Hunt County Health Department does not offer TB testing.

     

    In an effort to eliminate TB, Dallas County Health and Human Services offers skin testing to help diagnose TB infections. Patients are given a small injection just under the skin on their arms. They are then asked to return 48 hours later for results.

     

    The clinic is located on the third floor of the DCHHS building, 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway in Dallas, in Room 300.

     

    Clinic hours for skin testing are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, EXCEPT Thursdays. (Skin testing is not done on Thursdays.)

     

    Appointments for skin tests are not necessary. The fee is $30.

     

    The CDC states only persons with active TB disease can spread TB bacteria to others. TB germs are spread from person to person when a person with TB disease of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes, laughs or anything else that causes germs to become airborne. Before you would be able to spread TB to others, you would have to breathe in TB bacteria and become infected. Then the active bacteria would have to multiply in your body and cause active TB disease. At this point, you could possibly spread TB bacteria to others. People with TB disease are most likely to spread the bacteria to people they spend time with every day, such as family members, friends, coworkers, or schoolmates.

     

    To learn more, visit:

    http://www.dallascounty.org/department/hhs/tbelimination.html

    https://www.cdc.gov/tb/topic/basics/exposed.htm

     

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