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'She has to learn how to walk and talk again': Parents' shock as their three-year-old daughter is left like a two-month-old after contracting the FLU Toddler is learning to walk and talk again after she contracted a deadly flu A secondary infection then attacked her brain, leaving her partially paralysed  Three-year-old Hayley Henwood is now in intensive physiotherapy to walk again Her scare comes just one week after a ten-year-old Perth boy died from the flu  The WA flu season hit earlier than usual this year and many weren't prepared 

By Lauren Ferri For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 02:37 BST, 20 June 2019 | Updated: 02:40 BST, 20 June 2019

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A three-year-old girl is learning to walk and talk again after she contracted the flu and the virus attacked her brain - leaving her paralysed.

Hayley Henwood, from Perth, came close to death amid one of Western Australia's worst influenza epidemics.

She first contracted the flu, then a secondary infection in her head left her with the brain of a two-month-old.

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Hayley Henwood (pictured), from Perth, came close to death amid one of Western Australia's worst influenza epidemics

Hayley Henwood (pictured), from Perth, came close to death amid one of Western Australia's worst influenza epidemics

Hayley was one of thousands of people in WA who were hit by the deadly virus, and she had to spend four weeks in intensive care, Nine News reported. 

Her mother, Emma Henwood, said her daughter was so sick she was barely able to sit up, and didn't eat anything for three weeks.

'When they came [to hospital] and the nurse saw her having seizures, that's when they rushed her through to MRI and that's when they realised she had something ... starting to attack her brain that was secondary from the flu,' Ms Henwood said. 

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