A British mother warns others about the dangers of the flu after her 8-year-old son is hospitalized with the virus.
Janine Riley, 44, of Wadebridge, Cornwall, told South West News Service (SWNS) that her son Henry – whom she described as a "fit and tough" boy who likes to play rugby – recently went home complaining get from stomach aches. But his symptoms quickly worsened, growing into fever. The young boy also had difficulty breathing, she said.
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We put him to bed with paracetamol and ibuprofen. The next day he was [in poor condition] very hot and fighting [to breathe]. So we called an ambulance and after a few minutes he was taken to the hospital, "she recalls.
Henry is undergoing intensive care. He also needed ventilation for three days.
Although the 8-year-old had made it through intensive care, his battle was still not over.
"We had a lot of physiotherapy to get him to breathe again. He couldn't get up, he couldn't walk," Riley said. "He passed away in a few days from being a good, healthy 8-year-old boy. to not be able to walk down the hall was really sad. "
Riley did not say if Henry had been vaccinated against the flu before he became ill.
Health professionals recommend that everyone be given the flu vaccine. But in particular, they encourage pregnant women, young children and the elderly to strike, as they are often most susceptible to the virus.
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Public Health England (PHE), an executive agency in addition to the Ministry of Health and Welfare, is offering free flu for 600,000 more children aged 10-11 year. Kids ages two to 11 will also be offered a version of the nasal spray vaccine, according to the Guardian.