What is an RNA Virus ?

what is it ?

  • RNA virus is a virus in which the genetic information is stored in the form of RNA (as opposed to DNA)

One example of an RNA virus.

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  • Influenza is an RNA virus t is also a highly contagious viral infection of the respiratory passages causing fever, severe aching, and catarrh, and often occurring in epidemics.

Symptoms :

  • fever
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • body aches
  • headache
  • chills
  • fatigue
  • sometimes diarrhea and vomiting

Are there medicines to treat the flu?

  • Yes. There are drugs your doctor may prescribe for treating the flu called “antivirals.” These drugs can make you better faster and may also prevent serious complications.
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  • Stay away from others as much as possible to keep from infecting them. If you must leave home, for example to get medical care, wear a face-mask if you have one, or cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue. Wash your hands often to keep from spreading flu to others.
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GOT QUESTIONS ?

  • CALL YOUR DOCTOR OR GO TO THE HOSPITAL (THEY KNOW BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE !)