Health professionals teach students about germs as flu season starts

Health professionals teach students about germs as flu season starts


With flu cases already hitting hospitals and schools in the Upstate, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System traveled to an elementary school to educate students on the spread of germs.

Each student got to touch a stuffed animal with invisible germ powder then see how it spread under a black light. Some students had the powder on their noses and chins after scratching their face and the germs showed up in the light.

But the overall goal was to teach the kids how to properly wash their hands with an activity involving paint and a song.

“This has to be a routine that we start at a young age and remind them from year to year so they have a good attitude when they are adults,” said Mylene Boundreau, a nurse practitioner at Bon Secours.

To cut down on germs, multiple school districts in the Upstate tell 7News it is protocol to clean the high traffic areas like door knobs and water fountains. When large absences occur, the whole school will be cleaned multiple times while working with the state Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Source: 7News WSPA


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