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Herpes Fact Sheet

With concerns and questions about the herpes virus and its impact on schools, Allegheny County Health Department has published an online Fact Sheet on prevention and symptoms of the virus. For details, visit http://www.achd.net/factsheet/matherpes.html.

Mononucleosis Fact Sheet

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has published a Epstein-Barr Virus (Mononucleosis) Fact Sheet to answer questions regarding mononucleosis. For more information, visit http://www.health.pa.gov/My%20Health/Diseases%20and%20Conditions/E-H/EpsteinBarrVirusFactSheet/Documents/Epstein-Barr%20Virus%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf.

MRSA: Get the Facts!

With increasing concerns and questions about MRSA and its impact on schools, the Pennsylvania Department of Health has published a Fact Sheet on prevention and how to recognize the infection. To access the fact sheet, visit http://www.health.pa.gov/My%20Health/Diseases%20and%20Conditions/M-P/Pages/17335.aspx#.Wk5qcRM-fSI.

Novel H1N1 Influenza Information


At this time, Mars Area School District has no reported cases of Novel H1N1 Influeza at its schools. The District is continuing to work with the Pennsylvania Department of Health to monitor the situation and will make all future decisions in consultation with the department. For more information about H1N1, visit https://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/.

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