The Spanish Flu
The Influenza Virus
This Virus Attacks
The Influenza Flu Virus attacks a host's respiratory system. There are other forms of infections such as the swine flu, the wedst bengal flu, and the Austrailian Equine.
Contact with surfaces with the viruses on it will put you in risk of getting the disease. Also the disease can be spread through airborne water [articles. This makes it more easily spread when a host coughs or sneezes.
People groups with weaker immune systems are at most risk of contracting the flu. Children and elderly are at a higher risk of getting the flu. There is no way for your body to recognize the flu as it mutates seasonaly. In the past closely quartered soldiers have been the ones to get the Spanish Flu.
The Virus has terrorized many people with its terrible and painful symptoms. These symptoms include
- Sore Throat
- Runny or Stuffy Nose
- Muscle/Body Aches
- and Diareah
- The Spanish Flu can kill humans, and has killed humans. The influenza epidemic in 1918 killed more people than were killed in World War 1.
The influenza hides on surfaces that are touched by an infected person. Also the virus hides in the nose and mouth of an infected person so that it can be spread when the host sneezes or coughs.
To defend yourself from contracting the disease you should wash your hands often and stay away from infected people. Even though there is not a permenant vaccine, you can get a flu shot. If you do contract the flu you should get rest and plenty of fluids. You can also take antiviral medication.