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Treating sick kids with flu early helps reduce flu-related deaths

Posted at: 11/25/2013 11:15 AM



Treating children sick with the flu early with antivirals like Tamiflu and Relenza appears to help reduce flu-related deaths.
 
An analysis of kids sickened with the flu in California found treating them with antivirals within 48 hours of symptoms significantly reduced death in the most critical cases including those who had to go on ventilators.
 
This year's flu vaccine is available nationwide.