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Could flu virus mutate every year?

Could flu virus mutate every year?

Yes: This is one of the reasons influenza vaccine has to be reformulated each year. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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How do I find out why can I not fight this common flu virus?

How do I find out why can I not fight this common flu virus?

Immunity & exposure.: Once infected the flu runs its course until treated early on by an antiviral medication. It is just the nature of the beast. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I am sick since last sunday! I think I got a bad flu virus. Please help?

I am sick since last sunday! I think I got a bad flu virus. Please help?

Sick: Drink lots of fluid, rest and otc meds all help. If its the flu you can ask your doctor about Tamiflu. Hang in there. ...Read more

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How long does the normal flu virus live in the body after symptoms subside?

How long does the normal flu virus live in the body after symptoms subside?

Not long: As you recover from influenza the body is building antibodies which attack and kill the virus. ...Read more

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I'm sick with the flu virus influza how long does it to clear up?

Influenza: The major symptoms of the flu usually last for about 2 to 5 days. But you may don’t be surprised if it takes a week or more to get back up to speed. ...Read more

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How do I know if my child has the the real flu virus?

How do I know if my child has the the real flu virus?

May be difficult: Rapid influenza testing by nasal swab, viral cultures, or retrospectively by serologic testing. There are many viral infections which can mimic influenza, inclluding parainfluenza, some adenoviruses, and so on and so on. Generally influenza will be active in the community and doctors, having been informed of this by the health departments, will have high indices of suspicion. ...Read more

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I began to be sick all the time just got over the flu virus now I am beginning to have the same symptomd what is w err ong with me?

I began to be sick all the time just got over the flu virus now I am beginning to have the same symptomd what is w err ong with me?

An acute viral: Disease like the flu virus could decrease your immune capacity, specially if you did not eat well and rested. The symptoms could relapse after an appearant recovery as flu virus or another virus that take the opportunity to attack. Rest, hydrate, eat well and see a physician soon if you haven't. ...Read more

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Are our bodies capable of fighting a flu virus on their own?

Are our bodies capable of fighting a flu virus on their own?

Most often - yes.: Most people make it through the flu without antivirals or other medications. ...Read more

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What are some free remedies for the flu virus?

What are some free remedies for the flu virus?

Rest,fluids,soup: The "flu" is a bad bug.We recommend getting vaccinated to prevent this illness.To treat for "free" try increasing fluids , resting (important to prevent spread) and chicken noodle soup.Why? Because if mom, wife, partner makes it for you there is someone trying to make you better and this helps recovery.By the way-where are you seeing flu now? Our surveillance isn't showing this anywhere now. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


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