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Causative Agent Of Influenza
Influenza A virus: Influenza viruses are categorized as influenza a or influenza b. Influenza an is the more common and more serious one. Usually two of the 3 strains in each influenza vaccine are influenza a viruses. ...Read more
Influenza is a viral respiratory infection that causes cough, fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches and headache. While most healthy people suffer few complications from the flu, it can be deadly for pregnant women, babies and children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems. That's why it's so important to get the flu shot to protect yourself ...Read more
So, two viruses that can cause reye's syndrome are influenza and vz virus? How many other viruses can lead to reye's?
I went to the ER cause I haven't been feeling good about 4 days ago and they ran test a found that I have influenza a I can't stop coughing?
Viral syndrome takes: Viral syndrome takes time to resolve. Unfortunately, treatment for influenza (Tamiflu) only works if given within the 1st 2 days of symptoms; thereafter, it will not shorten or alleviate your symptoms (cough, malaise, aches & pains, nasal congestion, etc.) As you are at least 4 days out, the best u can do is stay hydrated, rest, & wait 10-14 days (7 days if u got the flu vaccines) for the symptoms to get better. GL ...Read more
Influenza and liver: Only 3% of patients with influenza A had abnormalities of liver tests in a recent study. The patients who had greatly increased liver tests usually had low blood oxygen levels, resulting in the liver damage. If this does not apply to your situation, then a hepatologist should be consulted to look for other causes of greatly abnormal liver tests. Good luck. ...Read more
It is possible: Every patient responds to viral infections a bit differently. Most patients get typical symptoms of cough, runny nose and sore throat along with chills or body aches. Alternatively, your symptoms above may progress to a typical influenza presentation. Give your body rest and be sure to wash your hands :) ...Read more
No: This is not the cause of your vaginal bleeding. Please see your doctor for an examination to figure out the cause. ...Read more
What could cause WBC to be high and red to be low? My son was diagnosed with influenza a he is 11. I am worried about him. Any ideas
Infection: Viral infections, like influenza, can cause the bone marrow to temporarily decrease the production of red blood cells. The number of white blood cells would also be elevated as the body is trying fight off the infection. You can always ask your son's doctor to recheck his blood count after he is over the infection to make sure the counts have normalized. ...Read more
Does a common cold or influenza cause tremors? My whole body is shaking as if I were really cold, but I'm not. I'm shaking all over, like when someone is very nervous and their hands start shaking, but its not just my hands. Its EVERYTHING.
Cold: I would go see my Dr.Get a more detailed answer ›
Virus like influenza can cause endocarditis, is the risk for serious complications as bad as bacterial endocarditis when the virus lifespan is shorter?
What is the most common bacteria that cause meningitis in post neonatal period is it hemophillus influenza type b or streptococcus pneumonae?
I had nasal swab at doc today it showed A and B influenza. I went cause I had sinus pressure but no other symptoms..could test be wrong? I feel fine
Unlikely: Most cold symptoms now can be attributed to the flu although symptoms may vary from one to another. There is nothing 100% in medicine however but it is unlikely that the test result was wrong during this epidemic. In fact, testing is not recommended. ...Read more
I was just diagnosed with influenza a. My white blood cell count is 2.3 (4.0 is low norm in lab) can flu cause this and how can I fix it?
I'm recovering from influenza a. I have a rattling in cheat when I breathe. How can I get that phlem out cause its driving me nuts. It itches in lung!
Could influenza cause joint pain and, more specifically, pain in a single joint? I woke up with normal flu symptoms and aching right ankle.
Tested positive for influenza b, and on day 6 of the flu started getting a sore throat, but fever is gone now. Strep test negative. Cause?
Basic stuff: First, get vaccinated so you don't get it in the first place. But if you do get it, stay home, wash your hands often, sneeze into your arm rather than your hand, and avoid touching or kissing people. ...Read more
2014 – 2015 Flu: Season. It is based on prediction. The flu shot goes along with that prediction. Trivalent works against 3 influenza viruses Influenza A viruses (H3N2 & H1N1) & 1 influenza B virus. Quadrivalent & the live attenuated Influenza vaccine work against these & a second influenza B virus. ...Read more
Flu prevention: The best way to keep from getting flu is to maintain good hand hygiene. Regular handwashing and/or use of hand wipes or gels if you cannot get to soap and water goes a long way in minimizing your risk of acquiring infection. Try to do this after handling objects in public places. Getting the annual flu shot may also minimize your risk. ...Read more
Yes: Influenza a can be deadly. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and those with underlying health problems are at the greatest risk; but even perfectly healthy people can die from it. That is why we strongly encourage everyone to be immunized. We know that we can't predict who will have a severe case; and everyone who gets influenza risks harming others when it spreads. ...Read more
Yes, Influenza can: Be transmitted via kissing. The flu virus is dispersed as droplets in the air when a person talks, sings, coughs or sneezes. You can than inhale those droplets ; become infected. Or the droplets may contaminate an item which you touch. If you then go on to touch your eyes, mouth or nose you can become infected. ...Read more
Feel miserable.: Fever, chills, cough, body aches, fatigue, congestion. Some vomiting/diarrhea, (influenza is not same as stomach flu). I've heard these descriptions: "like a truck backed over me, and I wished he'd come back and finish the job." "Everything hurt. My arms, my legs, my head. . . Fingernails and eyebrows hurt." "I hurt so badly, I couldn't even sleep." get shot-2 more strains could infect you. ...Read more