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how many people die from influenza

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Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Certainly. Google the 1918 influenza epidemic, or watch season 2 of downton abbey for more information. That was a particularly serious global pande ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Perfection: All drugs and vaccines are studied for their efficacy by working in majority of people, not in 100% of people, and not perfect. For example, flu vacci ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Grella
27 years experience Pediatrics
Likely not influenza: Hi - given your symptoms influenza is not likely unless you have other symptoms besides the ones listed above. Flu symptoms include cough, fever, chi ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Heart/lung: disease and infection like viral myocarditis and viral pneumonia
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Influenza: types A and B can cause pneumonia and death,irregardless of the pumonary embolization.
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
In whom?: In the elderly and those with underlying comorbities such as chronic heart, kidney or lung disease, superinfection with bacteria causing pneumonia is ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Shulman
20 years experience Pulmonology
Hygiene: Since you can't live in a bubble, keep away form people who you know have the flu, wash your hands, cover your cough and sneeze and get the flu shot !
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
3: Influenza a, b, c. The first two are the most common in humans. The virus mutates all the time and so a new vaccine is necessary every year based on ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Rest, fluids,Tylenol (acetaminophen): Rest, hydration, tylenol (acetaminophen) for fevers, pain. If you can be seen within 48 hours of symptoms, antivirals may help a little.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aveshen Govender
Specializes in General Practice
Yes: Influenza virus can circulate throughout the year. It is most prevalent in winter but can infect in summer (although more rarely)
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