A.K.A The Flu
Description of Influenza
-It is a virus
-Can be at time fatal
-It is also commonly said as being the "flu".
-It can be contagious at any age group but teens and kids get it more often than adults.
-Found to be sever for people over the age of 65
Influenza M.O (Police Jargon)
Most Common Victims
- all kids 6 months through 4 years old
- anyone 65 years and older
- women who will be pregnant during flu season
- People who live in nursing homes
- any adult or child with conditions such as asthma
- Doctors who help patients with the flu
- Native Americans and Alaskan Native
- Kidney disorders
- Liver disorders
- Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Muscle or body aches
- loss of appetite
- nausea or vomiting
- ear pain
Damage of the Flu
- People who have a severe allergy to chicken eggs.
- People who have had a severe reaction to an influenza vaccination in the past.
- Children younger than 6 months of age (influenza vaccine is not approved for use in this age group). Now the following people SHOULD get vaccinated
- People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
- People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including:
- Health care workers
Vaccines can also be used as a nasal spray, it also reduces the number of tears kids have from the pain of shots.
5 Interesting Facts
2. In the U.S alone, the records state the treatment for the flu cost more than 1 billion dollars.
3. The Spanish flu killed more Americans in one year than the combined total who died in battles like WWI, WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
4. Flu viruses can live up to 48 hours on hard surfaces and up to 12 hours on cloth and tissues.
5. pigs, birds, and humans.are the only species for now that can get the flu.