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Transcript of Influenza
It's recommended to get vaccinated for influenza annually to defend your body and others.
Influenza mainly attacks the lungs, throat, and nose.
Young children, older adults, pregnant women, and people with weak immune systems are prone to getting influenza.
Symtoms caused by influenza are:
headache, body ache, muscle ache, fever, chills, coughing, nasal congestion, and diarrhea.
You can easily prevent the flu by getting your annual vaccine, regularly washing your hands, and coughing into your elbow or a tissue.
If complications occur, they may be fatal. Some complications that may develop are:
Pneumonia is not only the most common, but the most severe. Pneumonia can be deadly for older adults and people with chronic illness
Influenza is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system.
Influenza is an airborn disease and very contagious.
Influenza can be easily spread through talking, coughing, sneezing, or through contact from hands
Influenza usually needs nothing more than bed rest and plenty of fluids, but can be treated with Antiviral treatment if prescribed by your doctor.
An estimated 36,000 people die each year of influenza-related complications
More than 200,000 people are hospitalized due to complications of the flu