Influenza

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Influenza

The flu virus changes very quickly and can jump from specie to specie. The rapid change allows the virus to invade the immune system which makes people susceptible to the flu. Most type A flu strains comes from migratory waterfowl populations. People can become infected with these bird flu strains if they come into contact with contaminated chickens and pigs.

Drink plenty of fluids and get lots of rest. Chicken soup helps decrease congestion and body aches. Spicy foods may help clear sinuses. Acetaminophen and ibuprofen are over-the-counter pain relievers. A nasal wash can help remove mucus from the nose with saline solution.

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Treatment

What is it?

Children and the elderly have a higher risk of developing respiratory infections. Medical conditions that affect the immune system like cancer, HIV, AIDS, or diabetes.Day care centersExcessive stressExposure to environmental pollutants or smoke

Risk Factors

Influenza

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Symptoms

Prevention

Fever or chillsFatigue HeadachesMuscle or body achesRunny or stuffy noseCoughSore throat Vomiting and diarrhea

Wash you hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizers.Get a flu vaccine each season. Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing. Stop the spread of germs by disinfecting objects and surfaces.

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