Children younger than five years are at higher risk for swine flu complications and severe illness. The risk for swine flu complications and severe illness is higher in children younger than 5 years with chronic health problems.
Steps to prepare for flu
Children at high risk of serious disease from the flu
Teach your child to carry out the following steps regularly to avoid getting H1N1 flu. Children learn by seeing, so set a good example by doing all of this yourself.
If your child has flu like illness --to avoid spreading the infection make the child stay at home from school and limit contact with others. Your child should stay at home for at least 24 hours after his or her fever resolves (i.e. there are no signs of a fever, without the use of fever-reducing medications). Vaccinate yourself and your child for Swine flu (when vaccines are available).
Consult your doctor immediately if your child has any of the warning or emergency signs mentioned below:
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