Influenza

by: Maison Allen

Introduction

I made this flier to help you guys understand more about influenza. And to learn more about it and what it can do to you.

Different Types of Influenza

There are 3 differnt types of influenza. There is influenza A, influenza B, and influenza C. Influenza A & B are the worst kind to get, but it's the common kind to get. Influenza C is a rare kind to get and is way less worse then A and B
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Influenza B, Influenza A, Influenza C

Transmitted

You can get influenza if someone sneezes or coughs on you. If you had influenza the year before you have a greater chance to get it this year, because it changes non stop.

Treatments

Treatments for influenza is to get a lot of sleep, drink lots of water to stay hydrated. For some cases doctors might proscribe Tamaflu or Relenza.

Symptoms

Influenza symptoms are: fevers over 100, aching muscles, chills and sweats, headache, and a dry cough. Also nasle congestion.

Prevention

In order to prevent influenza is to get vacinated every year. Wash your hand so you dont carry germs around. Contain you szeezes and coughs so you dont get other people sick. Avoid big crowds so that you dont get germs from them

Similar Diseases

Some similar diseases are rhinovirus and respitory syncytial virus. The rhinovirus is the common cold that you get every year. The respitory syncytial virus is a major cause off pneumonia and broncholitis.

Cases and Deaths

There has been about 250-500,000 deaths. There has been 3-5 million cases. In 1918 there was about 21 million deaths.

Complications

if your young and healthy you dont have to worry about getting influenza. But if your sick you have a high chance of getting these: pneumonia, ear infections, and asthma flare ups. Also if you had it the year before you have a greater chance of getting it the next year.

Risk Factors

Some risk factors are: it goes after children and adults over 65. if your Pregnate you have a higher chance of devolping it. Also if you have athsma or any heart probems you can develope it too.

Bioterrorism

Inflluenza is counted as a critical agent. People that are studying it are trying to recreate the influenza DNA 1918 outbreak. They need to upgrade there security and get more survalince, because if they do copy the 1918 DNA it could possible kill a bunch of people.

Other Facts

Some other facts for you are you might get diarhea. You may may also vomit a lot. Stay sway from people because you can affect people 1 day before your symptoms appear.

History

The first outbreak occourd in Fort Riley in March. Other outbreaks appeared at U.S army camps and prision. The U.S rmy gave it to other countrys when they went into war.


In 1918 21 million people died because influenza formd into something that no one had protection agenst.

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