By: Joshua Rummell Group 6
Symptoms of the Flu
Immune Cells Response
Helper and Killer T cells responses are well described and CD8+ immunity is important in killing infected cells. Influenza-specific cellular immunity is elicited following natural infection and several viral proteins have been identified as targets for cellular responses. Cellular responses are able to provide heterosubtypic immunity to flu viral antigens.
Treating the Flu
The flu is a minor disease that should be treated with sleep and water to let the body fight the infection on its own. Medical anti-inflammatory pain relievers may help with some of its symptoms.
How to avoid Influenza
Handy tips on preventing you from getting the flu include:
- Avoid close contact with people who have the flu.
- Washing your hands always with soap and water
- Don't touch your eyes, nose, or mouth after touching something dirty
- Eat safe food (not dirty/unhealthy)
- Practicing other good habits like getting normal amounts of sleep
- Get flu shots annually