An 11-month-old baby was hospitalized in serious condition at the Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba due to complications from the flu.

The baby was admitted to the intensive care unit after suffering from multiple uncontrollable convulsions and a mild respiratory illness.

The hospital says he is suffering from type A influenza and has received supportive treatment. Director of the department, Dr. Daganit Adam, said: "This is the second child who has come to pediatric intensive care in the recent period following neurological complications of influenza of this strain. It is recommended to [take precautions to] avoid the flu and various complications stemming from it, and to vaccinate toddlers and children."