Please, be informed that Influenza is a common viral disease, usually it's self-limiting within a few days, and can be treated at home. However some group of people are at high risk of getting complications:
- Children under 2 years.
- Adult older than age 65.
- Pregnant women.
- People with chronic illnesses like Asthma, Diabetes, heart, kidney or liver diseases.
- People with weak immune system.
We advise the parents not to get panic if their healthy child gets influenza, we don't have any information from the health authorities that there is an outbreak of dangerous influenza in the country.
We encourage everyone to get flu vaccine, especially for children as it gives a good protection against the disease.
Thank you for your attention.
Dr. Salim Bazazeh