What is Influenza and what does it do?

What Is This Disease?

A common and highly infectious disease known as Influenza can spread easily from person to person.

Influenza is sometimes called “the flu” or the grippe

What Causes This Disease?

Influenza has three main types viruses categorized as A, B, and C.

What Transmits This Disease?

This disease can spread easily by coughing and sneezing and the virus would get to you by traveling with the germs.

This disease can not spread any other ways.

The vector of this disease is the Avian Influenza

What Are The Symptoms Of This Disease?

Chills, high fever, scratchy throat, dry cough, headache, muscle aches, and general fatigue and weakness, and may have second bacterial infections.

It changes over time as your body fights this disease.

What Is The Treatment For This Disease?

Antiviral drugs may reduce the symptoms and shorten the length of the illness if given within 48 hours of the onset of symptoms.

How Do You Prevent This Disease?

There is a vaccine that will be added to mix of tools to control the disease.

What Was The Incidence Of This Disease?

The CDC estimates that about 10 to 20% of the population who do not get shots develop influenza each winter, but nearly all recover in a week to 10 days. Sometimes it could reach animals and would spread from there.

What Is The Prognosis of This Disease?

Thousands and thousands die from this disease.

The treatment will effect the prognosis if followed by proper treatment guidelines for people under the age of 65.Approximately 1 in 1000 cases proves fatal

Current Events

This disease can move quite easily if not careful with biosecurity, cleaning and disinfecting trucks.
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