Symptoms of influenza

Symptoms of influenza

FLU: do not be careless!
How to recognize the flu?

Everyone knows that acute respiratory infections are transmitted by droplet infection: when talking, coughing, sneezing sick allocates a huge number of pathogens. For all of these infections are characterized by incubation (latent) period. Poor general health, loss of appetite, drop in performance, fever, aching joints say about the sad moment of onset of the disease.
! It is important to understand that acute respiratory infections can be viral, bacterial, or mixed infections, so for an effective treatment is very important time to establish exactly what you get sick.
In no case can not start to drink medicines, especially antibiotics, not knowing the diagnosis. Colds, acute respiratory infections, influenza, SARS have their differences. And require different treatment.

Remember, a typical flu begins with a sharp temperature rise (up to 38-40 ° C).

• There are symptoms of intoxication: muscle pain, aches in the whole body,
chills, fever, severe headache and sore eyes, a feeling of extreme fatigue and weakness.
• As a general rule, at first no discharge from the nose, there is a feeling of dryness and discomfort in the nose, throat, dry irritating cough with pains in the chest.
• From 2-3 days of illness there is nasal congestion and discharge, sore throat.
• In young children, diarrhea and vomiting may start due to intoxication.
When the common cold, rhinovirus infection temperature is often normal or slightly increased, but pronounced a runny nose, sneezing, redness of the throat, tonsils edema.
When adenoviral infection usually develops sore throat, sinusitis, often joined by conjunctivitis, otitis media.

trifled with viruses!

Many people believe that influenza is not a dangerous disease, with which it is possible to go to work. This is a serious misconception. Indeed, the mortality rate is not typical for the normal type of flu, but flu is terrible … its complications. The most common ones are:

• viral or bacterial pneumonia, inflammation of the muscles (myositis)
• CNS disease, aseptic meningitis
• possible heart problems, including heart attacks, inflammation of the heart muscle (myocarditis) and inflammation of membranes around the heart (pericarditis)
• sinusitis and inflammation of the middle ear (otitis media), especially in children
• pyelonephritis
• exacerbation of chronic diseases (diabetes, asthma, cardiovascular failure, etc.).

6th level of danger

In connection with the virus «swine» flu WHO announced a few years ago the 6th level of danger. People were afraid to be vaccinated has not passed before the end of the test vaccine, but instead of protecting many were big problems with health, vaccines are often provoked the appearance of incurable diseases, including and autoimmune. Please understand, under the wording «of the 6th level of danger» lurking just the ability to spread the infection on the planet, it does not say anything about her risk for falling ill. Frankly, at the 6th level out many strains of virus subtype annually A. Currently, pandemic H1N1 flu fits into the framework of the «standard» seasonal influenza, with the only exception that it has a higher infectivity (ie, the total number of cases more than ), but this does not imply that the total possible sea. Available today in Russia seasonal vaccines already contain including antigens identical pandemic influenza H1N1.


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