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  • Flu (Influenza) By: Luz Santacruz & Dayana Salazar. 1
  • 2 What is Influenza?  Very highly contagious viral infection of the respiratory passages.  Often causes fever, severe aching.  Often causes epidemics
  • 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 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 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 Prevention  Vaccination  Everyday prevention: good hygiene  Antiviral drugs help prevent getting contagious.
  • 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 The Flu Season
  • 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 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 YouTube video  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksEjiD DaLu4
  • 12 Podcast Link  http://www2c.cdc.gov/podcasts/player. asp?f=10109
  • 13 Resources  www.mayoclinic.com  www.cdc.gov  www.flu.gov