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Preventing The Flu
Sometimes,however...: Manufacturers have to predict which strains will circulate each year. This year's vaccine is thought to be only 10% effective. Even in the best years it doesn't always work. Flu vaccine temporarily reduces immunity and can have serious side effects. If you get it only get the single-dose vial form rather than the more commonly used multi-dose which has more mercury. See http://tinyurl.com/y8bufvlr ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See details: Affected students should stay home until completely better. Wash hands frequently. ...Read more
Flu epidemics: Yup.Get a more detailed answer ›
Worse flu: Generally people infected with avian flu have a rockier course than routine seasonal flu - however, even season flu can be life threatening. Avian flu outbreaks (which are usually start amongst people in repeated close contact with infected birds) are rare and thus far have been well contained to prevent a lot of person to person spread. ...Read more
Vaccine : Get vaccinated annually, wash your hands, and stay healthy. ...Read more
Flu: The names and types of are often related to the living source in which the flu lives chronically, called endemic source. Swine flu (also called h1n1) is endemic in pigs and avian or bird flu (h5n1) resides in birds. How the different influenzas are transmitted to humans and the symptoms produced depends on a lot of factors. ...Read more
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