Overview: Influenza is viral infection that attacks your nose, throat, and lungs. Influenza is commonly known as the flu.

Causes: Someone may get Influenza when someone with the infection coughs, sneezes, and talks. Influenza is contagious. People with weak immune systems that contain Influenza are more contagious.

Signs/Symptoms: When someone has a fever over than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, they most likely have Influenza. Also, if someone has aching muscles, arms and legs. Headaches, Chills and sweat too. Someone can tell if they have dry and sore throats. A sign for Influenza also is having nasal congestion.

Treatments: Usually, if someone has Influenza, they can usually get by with a lot of fluids and rest. Sometimes, medical prescriptions prescribed by doctors. Such as, Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) or Zanamivir (Relenza)

Preventions: Someone with Influenza can prevent this infection by drinking a lot of liquids and getting enough rest each day. When someone experiences achiness, they usually get an over-the-counter pain relievers such as advil and tylenol.

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