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Flu infections are caused by Influenza virus types A, B and C with the former 2 responsible for seasonal outbreaks. In Singapore, the virus season follows the Southern Hemisphere.
Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, joint and muscle aches and pains and fatigue.
Small children may not always be able to verbalize how they feel. If your child is feeding well and is otherwise playing going about his activities normally, hydrate your child well and see your doctor if you are still concerned.
Seek urgent medical attention if your child displays the following warning signs:
Spread is easy but can be managed or contained.
You can help contain the spread of the infection by taking a few simple steps:
You should vaccinate your child if he/she is:
Getting sick does not always mean you have the flu virus though. The majority of infections are caused by the common cold. Some practices will offer a simple test to determine if you really do indeed have the flu.
Partly adapted from https://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/diseases_and_conditions/i/influenza.html
*Disclaimer : Results vary for individuals. No individual result should be seen as typical.
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