Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, December 7th, 2004
While the nation is focused on the flu, many parents confuse the term "flu" with the diarrhea and vomiting due to rotavirus infection. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza virus that causes symptoms such as a high fever, headache, dry cough and sore throat. Children with the flu are more prone to dehydration if fluid intake is poor.
More prevalent than flu in young children from 6 months to 5 years of age is rotavirus, characterized by...
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