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Influenza A Virus H1 H3 Subtyping
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
Hello! My 13 month old was just diagnosed with the horrible influenza A virus. Can I give her pediacare flu plus acetaminophen to help? She is 27lbs
External: It is air borne infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Will the influenza virus mix with the avian flu this winter? How soon will the doctors know? September?
My mother has symptoms like flu. And a CBC shows low WBC and high Monocytes. She had influenza A 3 montsh ago. Is she infected with a virus?
How to avoid the viral infection? The other answers are correct. Are you looking for examples? Some viral infections clear up on their own and the body builds antibodies and rids itself of the virus, as is the case with influenza (the flu), colds, and int
See below: Viral infections can be very mild in healthy individuals. They can almost "fly under the radar screen" in that they may only last for a day or two. To avoid infections or to have the infections pass quickly it is recommended to get plenty of sleep, eat healthfully and drink alcohol in moderation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
handwashing and rest: One of the best things you can do to reduce the chances of getting sick is to wash your hands properly and often. Soap and water are fine, and alcohol-based hand sanitizers are also very effective. Keeping your immune system in good shape is also important, so make sure you are getting enough sleep, keep stress low and eat properly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I tell the difference between swine influenza and the regular flu? Is there a special treatment for the swine influenza?
See below: "swine flu" viruses do not normally infect humans, but human infections with "swine flu" have occurred. These viruses are called “variant viruses.” both swine and regular flu have similar clinical symptoms. Depending on local resources, some labs have ability to test for non-human influenza viruses. Oseltamivir or zanamivir can be used for treatment. ...Read more
Been sick for 10 days. Been to Dr they say influenza but didn't do swab. Not getting better. Could I die from flu? Had vaccine. Read about death myage
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, chills; also commonly muscle aches especially in the legs. Your lack of respiratory symptoms makes me worry about another virus OR another illness entirely. Very few healthy adults die from flu. ...Read more
My baby boy is 6+ month now (is that influenza vaccination good for him at this age so that i can protect him from flu and complication....Is it safe)?
It's good!: The flu can make some people much sicker than others. It can lead to pneumonia, ; make existing medical conditions worse. It can cause diarrhea ; seizures in infants/children. Each year thousands of people in the United States die from flu, ; many more are hospitalized. The flu vaccine is the best protection we have-esp against its complications. It helps prevent spread to/from others. It's safe. ...Read more
If you have Flu: hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID’s. Rest A LOT! In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed w/n first couple of days of sx’s to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more
What has been done to control or eliminate the possible spread of the avian influenza (bird flu)?
Low risk: This is not transmitted from person to person at this time, so only the rare occurrence of close contact with infected birds has resulted in human disease. Many birds have been sacrificed to limit spread in the poultry industry when it's been identified. ...Read more
Have had influenza for past 4 days and have crackling sound in chest should I get doctor to check or leave until flu has passed?
The past 4 days i've had flu symptoms, but very lighted, continous headache urgent care ruled out influenza i feel somewhat dilerious, any ideas?
Test: The only way to know for sure is to do a nasal swab. ...Read more
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