Flu is not treated by antibiotics, but sometimes they are administered anyway because of the emotions of the patient. (No antibiotics? Don't you love me, doc?) They're as good as a sugar pill for effecting cure, but sugar pills have been known to work.
If this is a flu, and it isn't menangitis...if the kids were healthy otherwise (not asthmatics, or chronically ill)... there is cause for concern.
posted on 02/21/2003 11:48:53 AM PST
Sorry, my cut and paste isn't working.
The article quotes a Dr as saying "most" of the children seem to have had upper airway infections. Does anyone have more information?
I assume that all of the kids were ill in some way, some having infections and others having flu, maybe. If one of the children wasn't sick at all, wouldn't that be mentioned?
posted on 02/21/2003 12:53:01 PM PST
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