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Too Sick for School? Flu Facts Every Parent Needs

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Flu Season Strikes

It’s flu season, and it’s a particularly bad one, with flu-related deaths and hospitalizations reaching startling numbers for the elderly and children 5 years old and younger. Influenza is a seasonal and episodic virus. It’s more rampant some years than others. To make matters worse, this year’s flu has brought along two evil twins, norovirus and whooping cough.

You want to keep your family healthy, of course, but who can put life on hold and spend several months in a sterilized bunker? Finding a balance between health and a normal lifestyle can be tricky; read on to get the facts about the flu and the advice of doctors to help inform your decisions.

For more information on how to help your sick kid, check out our comprehensive Cold and Flu Central.