Influenza By: avery benson

The flu

  • Influenza is a viral disease
  • Symptoms include: Fever, coughing, sore throat, runny nose, and fatigue
  • It mainly infects the respiratory system meaning your nose, throat, bronchial tubes, and lungs
  • The flu is an acute illness that starts suddenly and is short lived, usually will go away on its own or with good home care. Some cases can result in extreme sickness and death


  • In order to lessen your chances of getting the flu, you can get a flu vaccine in the form of a shot or a mist
  • Usually you don't need to treat the flu with more than bed rest and lots of fluids, but in more severe cases, antiviral medication may be prescribed.
  • Between 5% and 20% of americans are diagnosed with the flu and more than 200,000 are hospitalized each year
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