Tips For Parents With Small Children on This Halloween

POSTED: Friday, October 30, 2009 - 4:46pm

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:34am

Most of the time, children share just about everything and with Halloween only hours away, you know they'll want to share their candy or costumes but doctors are hoping parents keep a close eye this holiday, particularly, the H1N1 Virus that's still going around.

The virus has been going around since this Spring and it looks like the number of deadly cases is only increasing. although the exact numbers haven't been released yet, State Health Services Director for the Valley, Doctor Brian smith has confirmed more than one person has died in the past week from the H1N1 Flu. .

With this Halloween, children will be out in Valley neighborhoods trick or treating with family and friends and well, Doctor Asim Zamir from the Brownsville’s Children's Clinic has some very important tips for parents:

- Don’t let your children share masks.
- Throw away your children’s costumes if they have a fever or sore throat.
- Don’t share candy.
- Wash their hands after touching anyone or anything.
- Stay indoors if they’re sick.

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