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The Flu

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Maddie Wallace

on 30 January 2013

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By: Madeline Wallace The Flu What is it? How it is Spread Responses All About your Immune System... Self Defense But that Doesn't Always Work... The flu, or influenza, is a highly contagious respiratory infection caused by influenza viruses A, B, and C. Influenza is spread when you touch something with a virus on it, then touch your eyes, mouth, or nose. The more common way it is spread is when you breath in tiny droplets from coughs or sneezes of someone who has the flu. Symptoms include: Proteins or antibodies help your immune system fight off viruses like the flu.
Another protective response is called "cell medicated immune system." It produces cells that help your body create a memory of past defenses against disease. When a pathogen is identified again, the body calls upon the memory of the previous infection and sets out to destroy the invader before the disease develops.
When you get a shot for a sickness, you are actually getting a harmless amount of it, so your body can learn how to react and can remember how to produce antibodies against pathogen. Every year 5%-20% of people in America get sick from influenza. Around the country, hospitals get attacked with approximately 200,000 people who have the flu. Out of those people, 36,000 die from the flu. Fever between 102-106 degrees Fahrenheit.
Body aches.
Chills.
Dizziness.
Flushed face.
Headache.
Lack of energy.
Can make breathing problems like asthma worse.
You may not feel like eating. "Whole body" and fever start fading in 2-4 days.
All symptoms except cough go away in 4-7 days.
Fever may return.
Tiredness and cough can last up to weeks. When do my Symptoms come? Approximately 3 million to 5 million people all over the world get the flu. Out of those millions of people, 0.5 to 0.25 million people world-wide die from influenza. Stop it Before it Starts! To prevent the spreading in schools, students and staff should: Frequently wash or sanitize hands.
Disinfect all surfaces after and touching them.
Always cough or sneeze into a tissue or your sleeve.
Stay home if you are sick. EMERGENCY PLAN! Video Learning Teachers post a video on Blackboard or other similar website. Students watch the video, being able to pause it to take notes. Students get to learn from their own home where they cannot infect anyone! EMERGENCY PLAN!!! In case of major outbreak of the flu, use this plan B! EMERGENCY PLAN! Messages Students can post a question or comment on Blackboard. Teachers can post homework and assignments or say them in the video. Students scan and post homework or give it to the teacher when they get back to school, depending on the time frame the school is using this plan. You never have to leave your home! EMERGENCY PLAN! Teacher teach. Students learn. The only difference is, no more trips to the hospital because no more people get sick from influenza! And you can do it all from the privacy and safety of your own home! Bibliography This presentation could have never happened without the following citations: "Google Images." Google Images. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Jan. 2013.
"Health Guide." Flu. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Jan. 2013.
"Flu Prevention: Use Your Immune System! on MedicineNet.com." MedicineNet. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Jan. 2013.
Hoffmann, Gretchen. The Flu. New York: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark, 2007. Print.
"What Is the Flu?" What Is the Flu Virus? Learn About Cold vs. Flu Symptoms.N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Jan. 2013. <http://www.flufacts.com/know/what-is.jsp>. How we can be protected from the flu There are many ways we can be protected from the flu. You can: Get a flu shot before flu season starts.
Stay away from people who have the flu.
Stay sanitary by washing hands. Dos and Don'ts when you have Influenza DO: Get plenty of rest.
Drink water, juice, or other fluids to keep hydrated.
Take a non aspirin pain reliever to reduce fever and muscle aches.
See a health-care professional if any symptoms. become severe, or if you experience difficulty breathing, fast breathing, or chest pains. Dos and Don'ts when you have Influenza DO NOT: Push yourself too hard to return to normal activities.
Take aspirin.
Take a cold bath to reduce fever.
Share food or drinks with someone when you are sick.
Sneeze or cough without covering your nose and mouth. Cancel school!
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