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northernirelandworld.com 13 Jan, 2022 11:45 am

Parents told to watch out for signs of childhood winter virus with cases set to surge

Parents told to watch out for signs of childhood winter virus with cases set to surge
Parents have been urged to be alert for signs of a common winter illness in young children after a charity warned of a surge in cases.

Parents have been urged to be alert for signs of a common winter illness in young children after a charity warned of a surge in cases.The BLF has issued new guidance for parents which includes asking anyone who has a cough or cold to stay away from young children, making sure that anyone who handles their child washes their hands regularly and not smoking around young children and babies.The British Lung Foundation (BLF) is concerned children will have “much lower immunity” this year, at a time when the NHS is already under increasing pressure .Dr Andy Whittamore, clinical lead at the British Lung Foundation, said: “Like most other colds and viruses, RSV starts with a blocked or runny nose and can progress to cause a cough, fever and sometimes breathing difficulties.

Parents can also visit the British Lung Foundation website.Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), 3D illustration which shows two types of viral surface spikes.

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