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What are the treatment options for influenza virus a?

What are the treatment options for influenza virus a?

Influenza A: The treatment of influenza a can consist of 3 different avenues: 1) symptomatic treatment only, such as tylenol/advil/ibuprofen/decongestants, 2) antiviral medications if given within 48 hours of onset of illness, such as tamiflu or relenza, (zanamivir) or 3) doing absolutely nothing but rest and push fluids. You may do a combination of all three! most healthy individuals will tackle influenza with time. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Influenza (Definition)

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


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What are the treatment options for influenza virus a?

Influenza A: The treatment of influenza a can consist of 3 different avenues: 1) symptomatic treatment only, such as tylenol/advil/ibuprofen/decongestants, 2) antiviral medications if given within 48 hours of onset of illness, such as tamiflu or relenza, (zanamivir) or 3) doing absolutely nothing but rest and push fluids. You may do a combination of all three! most healthy individuals will tackle influenza with time. ...Read more

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If the influenza virus is widespread in my area is it safe to go out and do normal things?

If the influenza virus is widespread in my area is it safe to go out and do normal things?

Influenza: You should be immunized yearly. If you have not done this, do it now. If you are in contact with people who may be ill, wash your hands frequently. You cannot be guaranteed not to become infected, but you can reduce the risk appreciably with common sense. Stay away from people obviously ill. Good luck. ...Read more

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What happens if you were out of the blue given a sealed vial with an influenza virus inside, what would you do with it?

Flu.vial: Interesting,question,if I definitely am told it flu virus,in the vial,I would want to know,where it came from,these days,one has to be careful,call the state health department,to inform proper authority,in these days of bioterrorism,take no chances. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the most common influenza virus?

Need advice on what is the the most common influenza virus?

Influenza 'A': Influenza 'a' is the most common type of seasonal virus impacting people in the U.S. There are many strains of flu. New influenza viruses are constantly evolving. Mutations can cause small changes in the hemagglutinin and neuraminidase antigens on the surface of the virus. This is called antigenic drift. The proteins are the 'h' and 'n' constituents labeled in 'h5n1' as an example of bird flu. ...Read more

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What is the human para-influenza virus?

CDC says....: Here's a good article to address your question: http://www.cdc.gov/parainfluenza/ ...Read more

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How can you prevent infant from influenza virus ?

How can you prevent infant from influenza virus ?

Avoidance: The best way to avoid influenza is good hand hygiene and avoidance of exposure to infected individuals. The "flu" shot is very effective as well but not appropriate for infants <6 months old. Discuss with your provider. Avoid touching having people touch your baby around the eyes, nose and mouth. ...Read more

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Can there be any prevention of new influenza virus?

A Flu Shot: This is what the seasonal flu vaccine is designed for. ...Read more

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What's the best way to prevent infant from contracting influenza virus ?

What's the best way to prevent infant from contracting influenza virus ?

Influenza: If the infant is at least 6 months old, getting the flu shot will be the best protection. Other ways include non-exposure to a flu case, hand washing prior to handling the infant, wearing of masks by caretakers and breastfeeding. ...Read more

Antigen (Definition)

Antigens are chemicals which upon exposure to the surface or inside of the body, will cause a reaction term allergic. Many substances will do this and allergic response is the basis for immunological protection for ...Read more


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more