Watch out for Flu virus!
My son (18 months old) just had his 2nd dose of the Flu vaccine yesterday. His pediatrician told me that the month of February is the season when most people got flu or influenza, so she must give the vaccine to my baby to prevent him to catch this virus. For those who are not aware of this disease let me explain what is Flu?
Flu or Influenza is a contagious disease caused by the influenza virus. It is often called a respiratory disease, but it affects the whole body. It is different from a common cold although they have similar symptoms, Flu is more dangerous. Typically a high fever (39-40’c), headache, severe cough, extreme fatigue, aches and pains are considered a Flu symptoms. Unlike a common cold, Flu causes severe illness and life threatening complications in many people. Flu is very contagious. A child can catch it from the air; from someone who is sneezing or coughing; from close contact with someone who has flu or from touching contaminated objects and transferring germs to his/her respiratory system. Children are among the people who are at an increased risk of developing life threatening complications if they catch flu, especially those who have diabetes, asthma and chronic heart, lung, kidney disease. The best thing to prevent this virus is to let every member of the family vaccinated. The efficacy of Flu vaccines has been clinically proven.
Prevention is better than cure, so get vaccinated NOW.
What ever happens in life we should always remember to live life to the fullest!