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Influenza & its Treatment

May 8, 2013

InfluezaInfluenza, also referred to as the Flu, is a very infected illness that can strike the kids or adults of any age.  It occurs more often during the wintertime because the people come into close contact with one another around the same time. It contracts easily from person-to-person through coughing and sneezing.

Every year, in excess of 200,000 individuals in the United States are prone to Flue and get admitted to the hospital. Resultantly, serious sickness is widely prevalent in the young, seniors, pregnant women. Besides, Flu has the potential to impact the individuals in adverse ways as they develop other health issues, such as bronchial asthma, lung disease.

There have been several extensive Flu breakouts (called pandemics), which lead to the incidences of individuals being affected with Flu globally. These breakouts happened when new strains of Flu viruses established and individuals became contaminated.

Factors for Influenza:

  • The virus endures for a long period in the indoors in winter season because the comparative moisture of indoor air is very low in evaluation to the outside air.
  • The virus may stay in the air for a prolonged period of time and it contaminates the whole atmosphere quickly.

Possible Complications of Flu :

  • Bronchitis
  • Sinus infections
  • Ear infections

Testing Procedures

People who are hit with the Flu may want to consult a physician. Those who are at risky for flu problems may also want to see a physician if they get the flu.

When scores of people at a place are troubled by Flu, a physician makes a quick analysis after analyzing the signs of Flu. No further examination is required. There is a test to identify this ailment. It is done by swabbing the nose and neck. The results of this analysis are available in a quick period of time. Sometimes, this test can help the physician suggest the best therapy.

Best Prevention Methods:

  • Avoid sharing food, glasses, or containers with others.
  • Protect your coughing with cells and throw away after use. Use it often during the day and always after touching your face.
  • Cough into  sleeve, if a tissue is not available.
  • Avoid touching nose and mouth.

We have embedded Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation for this topic:

Influenza & its Treatment from OMICS Group
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