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Flu (Influenza)
By: Luz Santacruz
&
Dayana Salazar.
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What is Influenza?
 Very

highly contagious viral infection of
the respiratory passages.
 Often causes fever, severe ...
3

Symptoms
Some symptoms include
 Runny or stuffy nose
 Cough and/or sore throat
 A fever of 100 F or higher fever
 N...
4

What causes the Flu?
 Flu

viruses travel through air when a
person sneezes, coughs or talks.
 A person can get the v...
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Treatment
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You can treat flu symptoms with and without
medication. But it won’t make you any less
contagious
V...
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Prevention
 Vaccination
 Everyday

prevention: good hygiene
 Antiviral drugs help prevent getting
contagious.
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The Seasonal Flu
 Seasonal

flu is a contagious respiratory
illness caused by flu virus.
 Approximately 5-20% residen...
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The Flu Season
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Who is at risk?
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Children (younger than 2)
Senior (65 and older)
People with low immune system
Changes to ...
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Types of Flu Viruses
 H7N9

(Avian Influenza A Virus): been
detected in poulrty in China, people and
birds in the U.S...
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YouTube video
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksEjiD

DaLu4
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Podcast Link
 http://www2c.cdc.gov/podcasts/player.

asp?f=10109
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Resources
 www.mayoclinic.com
 www.cdc.gov
 www.flu.gov
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  1. 1. Flu (Influenza) By: Luz Santacruz & Dayana Salazar. 1
  2. 2. 2 What is Influenza?  Very highly contagious viral infection of the respiratory passages.  Often causes fever, severe aching.  Often causes epidemics
  3. 3. 3 Symptoms Some symptoms include  Runny or stuffy nose  Cough and/or sore throat  A fever of 100 F or higher fever  Not many people get a fever when having a cold  Body aches and/or headaches.  Fatigue  Most common in children, Nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea
  4. 4. 4 What causes the Flu?  Flu viruses travel through air when a person sneezes, coughs or talks.  A person can get the viruses by simply touching an object.  Influenza viruses are constantly changing
  5. 5. 5 Treatment     You can treat flu symptoms with and without medication. But it won’t make you any less contagious Vaccination Antibiotics Get plenty of rest and eat healthy
  6. 6. 6 Prevention  Vaccination  Everyday prevention: good hygiene  Antiviral drugs help prevent getting contagious.
  7. 7. 7 The Seasonal Flu  Seasonal flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu virus.  Approximately 5-20% residents get the flu each year.  Flu season begins from early October and as late May.
  8. 8. 8 The Flu Season
  9. 9. 9 Who is at risk?       Children (younger than 2) Senior (65 and older) People with low immune system Changes to a pregnant woman’s immune system can make her more sensitive for the flu. The flu can bring her pregnancy at great risk. People with disabilities Travelers and people living aboard.
  10. 10. 10 Types of Flu Viruses  H7N9 (Avian Influenza A Virus): been detected in poulrty in China, people and birds in the U.S  H3N2V: does not usually infect people or spread among people.  H1N1(Swine Flu): it’s now a human seasonal flu that circulates in pigs  H5N1 (Bird Flu): serious outbreaks in domestic poultry
  11. 11. 11 YouTube video  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksEjiD DaLu4
  12. 12. 12 Podcast Link  http://www2c.cdc.gov/podcasts/player. asp?f=10109
  13. 13. 13 Resources  www.mayoclinic.com  www.cdc.gov  www.flu.gov
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