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Transcript of influenza
signs & syptoms
Feeling sick all the time
Feeling tired all the time
Pain in the throat (sore throat)
Everyone the age of 6 months and older should receive the annual influenza vaccination (flu shot) to prevent getting influenza.
Another choice instead of the vaccination for children 2 and over is getting the nasal spray influenza vaccine, but only children who don’t have a history of asthma or who don’t wheeze can get this vaccine.
Ether Vaccinations should be given to be to children with any health problems.
Yours hands should be kept away from your face
When you sneeze or cough, you should do it into your arm
Keep your work space or common surface clean, they should not be contaminated with any bad stuff (viruses and bad bacteria)
Stay home if you get sick (so the flu does not spread)
Antiviral medications-You should take the antiviral medications as soon as possible when in contact with someone who has the flu, to prevent it from spreading
about an antiviral drug
- pills, liquid and inhaled powder are types of antiviral drugs which are prescription medicines. Antiviral and antibiotics are two different things, antivirals are to fight the flu and bacterial infections are fought by antibotics.
Don’t eat a lot (loss of appetite)
Influenza (Flu) is a contagious respiratory disease caused by influenza viruses. Influenza can cause death or hospitalization. Older people, young children and people with health conditions are at high risks for serious flu complications.
treatments for influenza
Droplet and Contact Precautions
The flu can be treated sometimes by taking Antiviral medications
The flu’s duration is shortened by taking these medications, when you get influenza you should go see the doctors, then after wards they can decide whether antiviral medications should start
An antiviral that can be used to treat influenza is Amantadine- this antiviral is not recommended to take when you have influenza A
Antiviral to treat influenza A are called Zanamivir (Relenza) and oseltamivir (Tamiflu)
Oseltamivir is an oral medication and Zanamivir is inhaled through a device
Vaccine will protect from H1N1 flu (swine flu).
When you do get the flu it is important that you do treat it, if your doctor gives you an prescription then only you can get the antiviral but getting a vaccine is always the best choice and is recommended.
there are some benefits of taking an aniviral drug (prescription medicines) and they are:
- syptoms of influenza can be shortened, so instead of it carrying for another then can just stop after 1 or 2 days
-maybe even lessened
-pneumonia can be prevented by taking antiviral drugs
-some people can be saved from going to the hospital (for people who get sick really fast or someone with a medical condition really high
side effects of antiviral drugs:
some behavioral side effects
- Influenza comes from the Italian word influentia
-The flu is another common word for influenza
-Influenza usually targets kids than adults (influenza is more common in kids than it is in adults)
-Any age group can be affected by influenza
-In the U.S., it is more likely to get influenza during the months of October and May (which is known as the flu season)
-Each year close to 20% of Americans get influenza
-Each year in the U.S. about 200 000 people are hospitalized
-The amount of people whose deaths are related to the flu is close to 3 000– 49 000
-The vaccine that prevents influenza is 80% effective
_ In 1918 there was an epidemic 10-20,000000 people died
what this picture tells you.....
this picture shows you anything that is related to influenza....like:
types of influenza
A,B and C are the three types of influenza viruses
type A and B are the most serious out of the 3, they cause someone to be hospitalized and sometimes when this type of flu is very serious it can cause death
type C is less serious it is like a normal cold but just a little more worse
thanks for watching
YOU AND YOUR HEALTH VOL.2 PGS 451-452