Influenza

By: Bethany Tart and Bradford Mueller and Jacob Howard

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Causes of Diseases

The flu is caused by the influenza viruses types A,B, and C. Can also be found in animals.

How is the disease transmitted?

Person to person, when people cough, sneeze, or talk, and other people breath it in.

What are the symptoms of the disease?

Fever, cough, sore throat, runny/stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue, in some cases vomiting and diarrhea.

How is the disease treated?

You need bed rest, drink lots of fluids, get antibiotics from your doctor.

Ways you can prevent yourself from getting the disease.

Get the shot, wash your hands, and stay away from people who have it.

4 Interesting Facts

1. Influenza comes from the Italian word influentia.

2. 3-5 million people get a serious case of the flu a year.

3. The Spanish flu killed more Americans in a year than WW1, WW2, the Korean and the Vietnam war.

4. Native Americans died at a rate four times the national average from the Spanish flu.