The Cold Flu

What is Influenza?

Influenza is a disease that attacks your respiratory system; this includes your nose, mouth, and lung. It is contagious respiratory illness made by influenza viruses. Serious cases of Influenza can cause hospitalization or even death.

Causes of Influenza

What are some causes of Influenza? Some of the causes of Influenza include sneezing, coughing, and talking. This disease can most occur in people who have certain health conditions. Also some people, such as elders, young children can also get the often.

Transmitted Through

How is Influenza transmitted around? Influenza is transmitted through inhaling droplets, direct contact with objects, and you can also transfer them in your mouth, eyes, or nose.

Symptoms of Influenza

What is the symptoms of Influenza? Some symptoms are: Fever over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, aching muscles in your arms, back, and legs, chills and sweats, headache, dry cough, nasal congestion, and fatigue and weakness.

Systems Effected From Influenza

What system does the Influenza disease attack? This disease attacks the respiratory system. This includes the lungs, mouth, and nose.

Similar Diseases

What diseases are similar to influenza? The Swine Flu is similar to the cold flu in many ways. There is also Bat Influenza, Canine Influenza (Dog Flu), H5N1; (Most commonly birds are the ones who get infected from this), and Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) mainly infect birds but from time to time infect humans.

Pump it Up

What option for the pump it up am I doing? I am doing the Influenza vaccine.

Pump it Up: Amount of use throughout 2015

How many doses will be in use? A lot of doses will be in use for the 2014 - 2015 flu season. The number of doses will be circling around 151 million doses to 156 million doses of vaccine. About 85% of the vaccine will be handed out by October 2015.

Pump it Up: who should get it?

Who should get the Influenza vaccine? Everyone six months and older should get the Influenza vaccine. People who have severe, life-threatening allergies to flu vaccine or in the ingredients should not consider getting the vaccine. Also there are flu shots that have certain age indicators. For example you should not get the high-dose flu shot if you are younger than 65.

Pump it Up: Where do the vaccines get created and whats put in it?

Where does the vaccine come from? The Influenza vaccine gets created at Influenza centers. At the moment, 141 national Influenza Centers are operational. The most common way of creating the vaccine is using a egg-based manufacturing process. The CDC provides private manufactures with vaccine viruses grown in eggs. Then these vaccine viruses are then injected into hen's eggs. They incubate the egg for the vaccine viruses to grow, then the fluid with the vaccine viruses is harvested.


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