Do you have the flu?
What is Influenza?
Influenza is a virus that is commonly known as the flu. It is spread through the air when people speak to someone or cough near them.
What pathogen causes the flu?
Type A, Type B, and Type B influenza pathogen cause the flu. Type A is the most dangerous.
How to prevent people from getting the flu
To prevent the spread of flu, people must...
- Stay home when they are sick.
- Cover their coughs.
- Give people space.
- Wash their hands.
- Get vaccinated
Why do you need a vaccination every year?
Influenza changes each year. The vaccines from the previous year won't work on the current influenza disease. They have not been able to make a vaccine that will cover all of the types of the flu. If someone already has the flu, they can take Amantadine to lessen the severity of symptoms.
How to tell if you may have the flu
Flu signs and symptoms include...
- Body aches