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What is the cause of influenza a?

What is the cause of influenza a?

Influenza A virus: Influenza viruses are categorized as influenza a or influenza b. Influenza a is the more common and more serious one. Usually two of the 3 strains in each influenza vaccine are influenza a viruses. ...Read more

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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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Please tell me what can be the cause of influenza?

Please tell me what can be the cause of influenza?

The flu: Influenza, or 'the flu' is spread from person to person.... It is just a virus that can easily be transmitted from contact with other people who are infected.... Hand washing and hygiene such as covering your cough are the best preventative methods. ...Read more

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Can influenza flu cause myocarditis months later?

Can influenza flu cause myocarditis months later?

Yes: But usually it develops weeks after the episode of respiratory symptoms. ...Read more

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So, two viruses that can cause reye's syndrome are influenza and vz virus? How many other viruses can lead to reye's?

So, two viruses that can cause reye's syndrome are influenza and vz virus? How many other viruses can lead to reye's?

Hard to say : Vz and influenza virus are the common viruses linked to reye syndrome but strains of adenovirus and the epstein barr virus (mono) have also been cited as triggers. There may be others but the decline in cases makes further research on the disease difficult. ...Read more

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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 ?

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: ...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

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Why does influenza cause myalgia(muscle pain)?

Why does influenza cause myalgia(muscle pain)?

The muscle aches of: Influenza seems to be caused by the production of cytokines such as il2 in response to. The virus. ...Read more

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Could influenza cause chills and extreme body aches without any cold symptoms?

Could influenza cause chills and extreme body aches without any cold symptoms?

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

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Can influenza or a non functioning gallbladder cause abnormal vaginal bleeding?

Can influenza or a non functioning gallbladder cause abnormal vaginal bleeding?

No: This is not the cause of your vaginal bleeding. Please see your doctor for an examination to figure out the cause. ...Read more

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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

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

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