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Should I worry about the flu?

Should I worry about the flu?

The flu can turn into a serious illness like pneumonia, which can be extremely dangerous for infants and very young children.

Influenza, or flu, is an infection of the respiratory tract caused by a virus. It affects the nose, throat, lungs, and other parts of the body. 

Flu symptoms:

Flu is highly contagious
Flu is very contagious and spreads when people cough or sneeze. Droplets that are infected with the virus are expelled through the mouth and nose. And children may contract the virus through inhalation or physical contact using hands, cups, and other contaminated objects. Young children can still spread the virus even after 1 week of recovery. 

How is the flu treated?

If your child has difficulty breathing, the little one to the hospital right away or if the fever lasts more than 3 days.

Preventing the flu

Verified:

Dr. Wanwadee Sapmee Panyakat, MD. (3 November 2020)

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