One of the biggest outbreaks of influenza over the years continues to rage across the country, with sometimes deadly results.
In Oregon the flu has killed at least three children this season – compared to the previous season. this week, a strain of the virus called A, killed the 37-year-old Stephanie Shardar and her unborn child. He left Stephanie's wife, Lee Shadar, a widow and their two daughters, aged 5 and 7, without mothers. Blood Flu – a strain of influenza, which accounted for about 99% of all cases of influenza this year – has suffered thousands of people all over the world
Influenza A may be dangerous, but it is not an automatic killer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Here are some things you need to know about the virus: Influenza is a respiratory disease caused by influenza viruses. ] The disease may be mild, but it can cause hospitalization and death
According to CDC, The complications include pneumonia, ear infections and sinus infections, or worsening of other existing diseases
These include: fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, pain in the body, headache, chills and fatigue. Influenza is infected and anyone can get it, although children, the elderly and people with certain illnesses are at greater risk. The "flu season" is usually from October to May.
Most scientists believe that the spread of the flu spreads when particles of the virus travel in the air as people cough, sneeze or talk. The virus breaks in the mouth or nose of the uninfected people and makes them sick. TREATMENT Influenza is treated and it is important that you quickly contact the health care professional if symptoms occur. Antiviral drugs can be used to treat influenza. If your doctor prescribes them, take them.
If you become ill, the CDC recommends that you stay at home for at least 24 hours and keep in touch with others to the minimum to reduce the likelihood of infecting other people.
Most people do not have to go to the emergency room when they get flu. But the CDC recommends that people seek emergency medical care if they have breathing problems, bluish lips or skin, constant chest pain or muscle aches, dehydration and fever, along with other emergency conditions.
The CDC recommends annual vaccination against influenza to prevent the spread of influenza. Influenza vaccines are safe and show that they reduce the spread of the virus and reduce the risk of complications. the flu vaccine is easy.
You can use the CDC Influenza Search Engine and locate the providers with your postcode. Vaccines are also usually available at your local pharmacy.