What you need to know about
Can you tell if your child has the flu? Knowing the signs, causes, and therapies will assist you in caring for your child.
It is caused by three types of viruses:
- Type A
- Type B
- Type C
Influenza A and B are the two viruses that produce annual outbreaks. Viruses of this sort are the focus of public health activities. Type C influenza is typically milder, with few or no symptoms.
Because the flu spreads swiftly in confined spaces, schools and nurseries are prime breeding sites for the virus. If your child comes into contact with a sick individual who is coughing or sneezing, they may contract it. They may also come into contact with infected materials such as doorknobs, pens, pencils, or toys before touching their eyes, nose, or mouth.
Because children’s immune systems aren’t as developed as adults, they have a higher risk of contracting the flu virus.
It’s difficult to block the virus from spreading because children are contagious a day before they develop symptoms. They might be contagious for up to five days after being ill. The majority of children recover within a week, although they may continue to feel weak for up to a month.