Influenza

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
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Treatment

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.
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