By Parker Forgash
Symptoms associated with Influenza
When someone contracts influenza, some of the symptoms are fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches, fatigue, vomiting and diarrhea.
Causes of influenza
The flu can spread from person to person through droplets of water caused by sneezing, coughing and talking.
Immune cells that counter this virus
Antibodies seek and destroy pathogens that enter the body
How influenza reproduces
The influenza virus sticks to the cells lining the respiratory tract, then puts its RNA into the cell. The form of reproduction the influenza virus uses is the lysogenic cycle
Antiviral drugs seek and destroy viruses such as influenza to stop the spread of it.
Prevention of influenza
Getting a flu shot or nasal spray can guard against influenza as washing your hands and avoid touching dirty surfaces and your eyes.