37 children have already died from the flu but there may be a little-known early warning sign that your child has the virus.

An article in the NewsTimes tells the story of Brodi Willard, a registered nurse in Blair, Nebraska who noticed her son came home from school one day with a case of the hives. The rash got worse and would not go away so Willard reached out to their pediatrician who tested him for the influenza virus which came back POSITIVE for INFLUENZA B. He had none of the symptoms, no cough, no runny nose, and no fever.

According to the medical site, Hives.org it turns out that a viral infection like the flu can initially cause hives in some people. You should know that there is a difference between a cold and the nasty H3N2 virus. H3N2 attacks quickly causing a high fever along with those miserable cold symptoms. Don't mess around, get your child to the doctors ASAP if that fever appears.

Don't mess around with this strain of the flu because it's still lurking out there and won't hit its peak until mid-February. Here are some tips to fend off the H3N2 virus.

  1. Get a flu shot now!
  2. Avoid contact with a person who has the flu.
  3. Wash your hands constantly.
  4. Don't touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.

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