Keeping You and Yours Safe & Healthy

  • The primary concern for all employees at Radnor Township School District is keeping students safe and healthy. This page provides information on a variety of topical and common ailments, illnesses and health issues to help parents, staff and students take care of themselves and each other. 

Topical and Prominent Health Concerns

  • Enterovirus 68 (EV-D68)

    In recent years, hundreds of children across the country were hospitalized by a respiratory illness identified as enterovirus 68 (EV-D68). More info

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  • Measles

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease. It spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. Measles starts with a fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes and sore throat, and is followed by a rash that spreads all over the body.

    Measles can be serious, especially for children younger than 5 years old. It can lead to pneumonia, encephalitis (swelling of the brain) and death. Learn more about measles:

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  • Mumps

    There have been several confirmed cases of mumps around the region during the month of December 2014. Below are some resources specific to the virus. Please note, links will take you to external websites.

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  • Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

    A fact sheet prepared by the Pennsylvania Department of Health defines pertussis, or whooping cough, as a contagious disease involving the lungs and airways. It is caused by a bacterium, Bordetalla pertussis, that is found in the nose, mouth and throat of an infected person. More than 100 cases are reported each year in PA, mostly in children.

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Common Health Concerns

  • Allergic Reactions

    If your child has a history of an allergic reaction to food, insects or medication, please notify the school nurse so provisions can be made to provide treatment in the event of an exposure. More info

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  • MRSA

    MRSA infections are skin and soft tissue infections that may appear as pustules or boils which are often red, swollen, painful, or have pus or other drainage. These skin infections usually occur at sites of visible trauma, such as cuts and abrasions, and areas of the body covered by hair; i.e., back of neck, groin, buttock, armpit, or beard of men. More info

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