Influenza

By: Caleb Tibs

What is Influenza

Influenza is a virus more commonly known as the Flu. It is a very common virus that has symptoms of a runny nose, fever, soar throat, headache, coughing and feeling tired. It is very common and can be deadly in extreme cases.

Causes of Influenza

Influenza is usually spread through the air from coughing and sneezing, also it can be spread from touching an area where an infected person had touched it. There are 3 types of flu, A,B and C.

Cells that fight of Influenza

  • Macrophages
  • Neutrophils
  • Natural Killer cells
  • eosinophils
  • basophils
  • mast cells

How Virus replicates

Treatment and Prevention

The Influenza Virus can be prevented by getting a flu shot so your body recognizes the influenza virus and can stop it. You can also take nasal spray and other antibiotics to help with the symptoms and swelling so it is less severe.
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