There are two basic seasonal influenza viruses – A and B – can cause a mild to serious illness in people and even death in young children, older adults and vulnerable people. These flu’s are called winter flu’s as they commonly emerge each year, mostly in the winter months.
Most people recover within a few days, but in some people with existing medical conditions more serious infections can occur such as pneumonia or inflammation of the lungs, resulting in prolonged illness.
Some unique symptoms that occur more often in children than in adults are:
It’s important to monitor your child closely with the flu. If they or others that are vulnerable display any of the following symptoms seek medical help immediately: