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Flu (Definition)

Flu is also known as Influenza. Influenza (aka "flu") is a contagious respiratory viral illness that can cause mild to severe illness including death. There is treatment available to decrease symptoms, but it is better to prevent the flu is by getting ...Read more


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Had flu shot in mid november -- tested positive for influenza a after a very mild illness. How did i get the flu? Am 22 weeks pregnant.

Had flu shot in mid november -- tested positive for influenza a after a very mild illness. How did i get the flu? Am 22 weeks pregnant.

Aprox 80% effective: First the flu shot takes 3 weeks to build full immunity so next year take it late october this way when the season starts ( nov in the ne) you are ready. Influenza affects about 20% of the population an the vaccine gives about 80% immunity if correctly paired to the current strain. In your case you did get flu but had some immunity since it was mild. Stay hydrated! ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to get the flu shot while drinking?

It is possible but: I think any shot or treatment etc. Should be with held unless the person is not intoxicated and unable to understand why the shot is being given and cnsent for the same as long as one is drinking and i smell the alcohol i refuse to give flu shot or any other treatment till the person is sober to understand the reason for flu or any other shot or treatment.Only exception is life saving emergency. ...Read more

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Ok so I have the influenza B virus had flu shot so has my 5 year old so if she did contract it would symptoms be milder?

Ok so I have the influenza B virus had flu shot so has my 5 year old so if she did contract it would symptoms be milder?

MAYBE: Every year a number of flu strains circle the globe and various sites keep track and report their activity. Vaccine makers pick 3-4 strains in early spring to put in the fall shot, based on those with the most activity.Too many strains would weaken the individual strength against each strain.With luck, the vaccine will boost general flu immunity enough to make it mild for those who get it anyway ...Read more

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It is the trivalent influenza vaccine which contains purified inactivated antigens against viral strains from a ...Read more


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