Influenza

~Ethan Cook~The Spread is Real~Mohamad Salaheldeen~

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Spreading

  • Spreads by person to person contact, mostly sneezing and coughing.
  • You also get it by touching contaminated surfaces.
  • Direct or Indirect

$ymptoms

  • Fevers
  • Headaches
  • Sore Throat
  • Runny or Stuffy Nose
  • Body Aches
  • Vomit
  • Diarrhea
  • Coughing

Prevention and Treating

  • Get Lots of Rest
  • Get Flu Shot
  • Drink lots of fluids/ liquids
  • Stay away from sick people
  • Take antiviral drugs, Aspirin, Ibuprofen
Flu Attack! How A Virus Invades Your Body

Deep Words From Important People

  1. "You come back around, and everyone is like, Ugh, you got the cooties."~Lebron
  2. “I think the vaccine is not working, and even if they do get the right strain of virus the chances of it being helpful is maybe 60 to 80 percent in a healthy adult, less than 50 or 60 with health problems."~Mother Teresa
  3. "Influenza is something unique. It behaves epidemically in a way different from that of any other known infection."~Sir Christopher Howard Andrewes

Fun Facts

  • Kills 36,000 people and hospitalizes 114,000 people each year.
  • In the beginning people though the flu came from the stars, planets, and the moon.
  • Flu viruses can live up to 48 hours on hard surfaces and 12 hours on cloth.
  • It can only infect people, pigs, and birds.
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