Influenza By:Bilkisu Tariq

Influenza is a highly contagious viral infection of the respiratory passages causing fever, severe aching, and catarrh, and often occurring in epidemics.

Causes:

*You can inhale flu droplets from people who have the flu sneeze or cough.

*Pick up germs from an object (Phones, Keyboards, ect.) Then transfer germs to your eyes, nose or mouth

*People with the virus are often contagious

Signs/Symptoms

*Fever over 100.4 F (38 C)

*Aching muscles, especially in your back, arms or legs

*Chills and Sweats

*Headaches

*Dry persistent cough

*Fatigue and weakness

*Nasal congestion

*Sore throat

Treatment

*Bed, rest, plenty of fluids

*Taking an antiviral medication

*Pain relievers

Prevention

*Annual flu vaccination for everyone over the age of 6 months

*Wash your hands often

*Stay away from people with the virus

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