Tuesday, January 24, 2006
There seems to be a nasty flu-type virus “doing the rounds” at present. The symptoms in adults are a vicious cough which refuses to go, even after a week and in children, it’s the cough plus a very high temperature. If you’re a parent, and I just had a telephone conversation with our local GP, the advice is to treat the fever and keep the child comfortable with plenty of fluids. You probably know it’s sweeping through the primary schools and it can knock a youngster of its feet for several days. I suspect it’s something we’ve seen before, as it touched me yesterday but I’m through it now, suggesting that I built up an immunity once upon a time in the past.