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Dr. Erin Reade, Children's Hospital at Erlanger says "We may be in the waning period, but we are definitely not out of the woods in terms of the number of children we are seeing with influenza."
Dr Reade says in the beginning the signs of influenza, such as fever, runny nose, and cough, may look like a common cold.
Dr. Reade says "But pretty quickly over the first 24-48 hours it becomes apparent that this is a little bit different."
And in some cases patients develop Encephalitis, a rare condition that can be deadly.
Dr. Erin Reade says "In the last five years here at T. C. Thompson we've had four cases of severe influenza and encephalitis that we know of"
Dr. Erin Reade says "One of those cases was fatal and the other the patient survived, but had a lot of neurological problems."
Encephalitis usually refers to brain inflammation caused by a virus.
""Dr. Reade says about 60 percent of children who have severe complications of influenza needing to be hospitalized have some underlying illness."
Dr. Erin Reade says "Those underlying illnesses could be something as common as asthma and in our community asthma is very wide spread among children."
There is no magic bullet to treat encephalitis, and although, we may be in the waning period of flu season, Dr. Reade has this advice.
Dr. Erin Reade says "The number one thing everybody needs to know is that any child over the age of six months should be vaccinated for influenza."