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The Flu vs. You: How To Win

The Flu VS You HOW TO WIN YOUR OPPONENT: INFLUENZA: A contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. SYMPTOMS: lon Channel • Fever or feeling feverish/chills • Cough • Sore throat Hemagglutinin • Runny or stuffy nose • Muscle or body aches • Headaches RNP Capsid • Fatigue (tiredness) Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults. Lipid Envelope Neuraminidase (Sialidase) People with the flu can spread it to others up to about 6 feet away. ACHOOO! BLESS YOU! 6FT IS ALL IT TAKES Most experts think that flu viruses are spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Less often, a person might also get flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth or nose. Most healthy adults may be able to infect other people beginning 1 day CONTAGION PERIODS before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick. Children may pass the virus for longer than 7 days. Symptoms start 1 to 4 days after the virus enters the body. That means that you may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick. Some people can be infected with the flu virus but have no symptoms. During this time, those persons may still spread the virus to others. ADULTS CHILDREN 1-4 DAYS BEFORE SYMPTOMS 1 DAY DEVELOP AFTER BECOMING SICK DAYS 5-7 +ה DAYS YOUR OPPONENT'S RECORD: OVER BETWEEN $10 BILLION 5-20% Is the average health costs of the flu for hospitalizations and outpatient doctor visits. of the U.S. population will get the flu, on average, each year. H. 200,000+ 3,000-49,000 PEOPLE ARE HOSPITALIZED PEOPLE DIE from flu-related complications each year in the U.S alone. each year from flu-related causes in the U.S. YOUR GAME PLAN: Over three flu seasons, those who received vaccination were 57 57% percent less likely to be admitted with flu-pneumonia than those patients who were not vaccinated. The study also found vaccines were somewhat less effective for older patients and for those who had weak immune systems, but worked well for healthy people under the age of 65 and young children. 65 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 AGE Because the flu vaccine isn't 100% effective, doctors also recommend frequent hand washing and staying away from those who have the flu. SOURCES: Brought to you by: ImmediateClinic

The Flu vs. You: How To Win

shared by immediateclinic on Jan 08
We’ve all heard of the flu. While some may think of it as a glorified cold, it is actually a very dangerous viral illness that poses a large threat to many people.


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