Swine Flu was a new strain of influenza (flu) that made its debut in the spring of 2009 and reached its peak in late 2009 and early 2010. With the advances in Flu vaccines, now swine flu is more like seasonal flu. It is a viral infection that affects respiratory system (nose, lungs, and throat). Children under the age of 5 years and pregnant women fall in high risk zone for contracting swine flu.
If your toddler show any of the below given Signs for more than a week then you should immediately be checking up with a good paediatric.
- Sudden fever
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Dry cough
- Headaches, body aches, and muscle aches
- Chills and fatigues
- In some cases flu accompanying with diarrhoea and vomiting
Your child can catch the virus by coming into contact with a person who’s infected (especially if that person sneezes or coughs on your little one) or by touching something like a tissue or toy that someone with swine flu has touched.