Influenza

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  • The Symptoms Of Influenza

    An average of 200,000 Americans are hospitalized each year due to influenza virus associated infections (JAMA, 2004). It is so common, that at one point in time, each member of my family has been diagnosed with it; thankfully no complications resulted from the virus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Influenza is a virus that comes in three different types: A, B, and C. Most commonly the cause of seasonal flu outbreaks, in humans, is influenza types A and B, while influenza type C causes only a minor respiratory infection. The typical flu season in the United States starts in the colder months of October through as long as April. Symptoms of the flu often come on suddenly. Influenza symptoms include fever, chills,…

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  • Influenza Essay

    Influenza Influenza is a respiratory virus that is contagious and can be very serious for elderly patients, those over 65 years of age. It can also be very dangerous for the very young of age. There are three types of flu viruses - influenza A, influenza B, and influenza C. Types A and B viruses cause seasonal epidemics which hit the U.S. and Europe essentially every winter. They may hit later in the season, but are generally seen in the winter. The type C influenza virus causes mild respiratory…

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  • Influenza Essay: The Flu

    and disease out there like for example: Tetanus, Varicella, or Hepatitis, but I’m here to discuss influenza or better known as the flu and also briefly describe what a cold really is. Now the flu is very different from the cold, even though most people seem to get them mixed up or thinks there the same. The cold is a virus that are caught by everyday things like sneezing, coughing or even just by touch, that’s why people should always wash their hands throughout the day to prevent getting sick.…

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  • The Importance Of Influenza

    Influenza (Flu) is a seasonal infection that can cause mild to severe illness, in some cases it can lead to hospitalization or even death of thousands of patients yearly “Seasonal flu is a serious disease that cause illness, hospitalizations, and deaths every year in the United States” (CDC, 2016). The most effective way to prevent the spread of influenza is through vaccination “Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for…

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  • The Importance Of Genetic Testing For Influenza

    Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory infection caused by the influenza virus. The illness can range from mild to severe, and can infect people of all ages, races, genders, and sizes. Generally, the illness is not life threatening in most people, but certain groups are at higher risk of requiring hospitalization or even dying from influenza. These at-risk groups of people include young children, the elderly, and people with compromised immune systems. The CDC estimated that there were “25…

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  • The Importance Of Influenza Vaccination

    Influenza is a common disease worldwide. In Australia, there is a yearly outbreak the occurs between May and September (SA Health, 2015). According to Influenza Specialist Group, approximately 18000 people are hospitalised and 3500 Australians pass away due to influenza each year. (Infleunza specialist Group, 2013) In Australia, a yearly vaccination is recommended to protect people from influenza. This report will investigate the rationale for and against compulsory influenza vaccination for…

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  • The Effects Of Influenza Vaccination

    vaccinated against the flu virus for the adverse effects of the virus to be minimized (Lu et al. 2013). Influenza vaccinations are the best protection from the flu virus (Li et al. 2016). There are so many adverse symptoms and effects of the flu virus if a person contracts it, there is no reason to risk a person 's health by not getting the vaccination. The flu virus has the most detrimental effects on the elderly, younger children, and pregnant women; flu related complications can cause…

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  • Seasonal Influenza Research Paper

    Vaccinating Children against the Seasonal Influenza Imagine yourself as a parent or a concerned third party and not having to worry about your child getting the flu every season. All of the school days the child is going to miss due to coming down with the seasonal flu. Now it is possible for many children to be immunized against the seasonal influenza viruses. Children, in particular, are more vulnerable than others; why? They tend to socialize with sick children without knowing It and their…

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  • Influenza Case Study 1

    Case 53: Influenza Questions and activities: 1. First of all, he should take Tylenol extra strenght but the dose doesnt exceed than 2 caplets every six hours, in addition to cold compresses for the forehead and back head to lower the fever . 2. The three types of flu viruses are A, B, and C.Type A infects animal and human. Type B infects human only which cause the annual influenzaepidemics. The perecentage of the population sniffling, aching,and running fevers have up to 20 %.Also, Type C…

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  • Case Study Of Legionellosis And Influenza

    INTRODUCTION Two significantly important highly pathogenic infection diseases namely Legionellosis and Influenza remains even today a threat to global health. They can cause severe community-acquired pneumonia with respiratory failure but they can also generate hospital-acquired infections.1 Moreover Legionella infection could attribute to influenza infection. The cause of influenza was definitively resolved back in 1930s with the isolation of swine influenza; a virus which when administered…

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