FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA) — Nearly three dozen elementary schools in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley are participating in a national school-health program to help fight illness in classrooms with the help of smart thermometers. This initiative, called the FLUency program, is a national health program by Kinsa, a company that makes smart thermometers and tracks the flu in real time.
School nurses are also able to communicate easily with parents to alert them of illnesses being reported in the schools.
Early detection is key to stop the spread of flu, strep throat and more.