Just a Flu Shot Away

In the world we live in today we have provided cures for many infections but one thing we haven't cured is influenza, an upper respiratory clogging infection.

The flu has many symptoms: vomiting, stuffy nose, fever, cough, sore throat, and fatigue, can last anywhere from 4 days to a week and the chances of dying are very small even though you may feel awful.

The causes of the flu is a tiny virus ,a germ, that gets to you and multiplies rapidly, there are about 200 different known viruses to cause Influenza.When you have the flu the lining of the nose and throat become inflamed and produce large amounts of mucus.

All strands of the flu are different and some are more dangerous than others and can even kill people if left untreated .The flu types are categorised by type A, B,and C; type A is usually caused by the big flu epidemics. Type B virus usually does not spread as rapidly and tends to stay local before it dies off. Lastly type C, which is not important because it does not affect humans because of the way we pass infection

The vaccine is a great way to make sure that you don't become a breeding ground for the flu. The vaccine takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop and provide protection against influenza. Despite the rumors the vaccination can not give you the flu, but there are chances it could give you a small cold. There are also chances that even with the vaccination you can get the seasonal flu.

Imagine a world where seasonal flu is no longer seasonal and becomes as common as a cold. If every person in the US gets vaccinated for this flu season and takes extra precautions ,washing your hands, waiting at least 3 days after the flu to leave the house, we will be one step closer to stopping the flu.


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