Flu season warning: Babies and young children hit particularly hard by the flu - CBS News

CBS News| Thu Jan 11 04:30:19 EST 2018
The U.S. is being hit with one of the worst flu seasons in years, with 45 states reporting widespread illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — four times as many as this time last year. Experts warn that young children are particularly vulnerable. Shareeka Smith's 8-month-old son, Kingston, is a patient at Texans Children's Hospital, fighting the flu. "About four days ago he started breathing hard, vomiting, having fever," she told CBS affiliate KHOU. "The flu is very dangerous. It's not your regular virus that gives you a couple days of runny nose," said Dr. Claire Bocchini, an infectious disease specialist at Texas Children's Hospital. CBS News medical contrib..

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