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Health information

This winter, health experts are seeing a rise in infections caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) or strep A among children aged 0-10 years. 

These infections are common and easily treated, but some are more serious. You know better than anyone else what your child is usually like, so you’ll know when something is seriously wrong. It’s important to trust your instincts if your child is unwell. Get medical help if you think you need it. 

We’ve developed advice to help you understand the key symptoms to look out for, what you can do to take care of your child and when to seek help.

This website has lots more advice about keeping your family healthy and happy, as does the NHS Healthier Together website.