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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. Michael Kleerekoper
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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 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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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 (oseltamivir). 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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How long does a flu virus last in general?

How long does a flu virus last in general?

About 24 hours in : The environment. Flu virus is present and shed from an infected person for about a week. On inanimate objects it usually does not last longer than 24 hours, mostly about 4 hours. ...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

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How much time does a flu virus last on objects?

Good question: Because a virus is DNA or RNA, I used to think that a virus could not survive at all outside a cell. In reviewing the literature a while ago, I found to my surprise that some viruses can remain for days or weeks on inanimate objects and in water or sewage for very long periods of time. So it depends on the virus but they can survive outside the body for days to months. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...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