During the corona infection period, all efforts are also being made by the government to control communicable diseases. Under this program of state government, Communicable Disease Control and Awareness week was conducted in Staford School wherein the teachers made students aware of the spread and avoidance of these diseases.
The teachers provided information about prevention and control of ASE/JE (Acute Encephalitis Syndrome/ Japanese Encephalitis) also known as ‘Chamki Fever’ or Litchi Virus. Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) and Japanese Encephalitis (JE) is a neurologic manifestation caused by several different viruses, bacteria, fungus, parasites, chemical/ toxins etc. Risk factors include a weak immune system.
To make the students aware in this regard, a poster making and slogan writing competition was conducted by the teachers in their online classes from 4/8/2020 to 8/8/2020.
Also a pledge was taken by the students to take precautions against AES/JE and to never compromise with their own safety. They were made aware about the importance of getting vaccinated and keeping good hygiene.
They were briefed about the ways of preventing the disease by simply keeping away from ticks and mosquitoes and animals. It was emphasised that they should promptly consult a doctor if they have symptoms like headache, fever, drowsiness, loss of speech & hearing and loss of consciousness.
The teachers concluded the classes with a strong message that every individual should take appropriate action to warn others and be a good safety role model for their friends and family. The children participated with full enthusiasm and pledged that they would help to stop this disease from spreading and will try to make aware as many people as they can during this corona pandemic.