Seasonal influenza

Symptoms of Seasonal influenza

Influenza (flu) is a viral infection affecting the lungs and airways. The symptoms can appear very quickly and include:

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Complications of Seasonal influenza

Complications include bacterial pneumonia, and can be life threatening especially in:

  • older people
  • those with certain underlying health conditions

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Causes List for Seasonal influenza

Some possible causes of Seasonal influenza or similar disorders may include:3

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Types of Seasonal influenza

There are 2 types of influenza affecting people:

Influenza B usually causes a milder illness, and is most seen in children.

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Risk Factors for Seasonal influenza

Influenza circulation varies geographically. The risk for exposure to influenza during travel depends on the time of year and destination. In temperate regions, influenza typically circulates at higher levels during colder winter months: October to May in the Northern Hemisphere ...5

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Treatments: Seasonal influenza

Management and treatment Amantadine, oseltamivir and zanamivir (Relenza) for the treatment of influenza National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) technology appraisal 168, February 2009. ...Source: GOV.UK6 ...

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Prevention of Seasonal influenza

Whether the topic is seasonal influenza, bird flu or something called a pandemic, everyone seems to be searching for answers about how to avoid them all. One of your best defenses is to understand them. The cooler evenings, changing of ...7

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Diagnosis

See also related information on diagnosis:

Causes

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References

  1. Source: GOV.UK: gov.uk/ government/ collections/ seasonal-influenza-guidance-data-and-analysis
  2. ibid.
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  4. Source: GOV.UK: gov.uk/ government/ collections/ seasonal-influenza-guidance-data-and-analysis
  5. Source: CDC Yellow Book 2016: cdc.gov/ travel/ yellowbook/ 2016/ infectious-diseases-related-to-travel/ influenza
  6. Source: GOV.UK: gov.uk/ government/ collections/ seasonal-influenza-guidance-data-and-analysis
  7. Source: MedLinePlus Magazine (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ magazine/ issues/ fall06/ articles/ fall06pg18-21.html

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