Influenza, commonly known as the 'flu, is an infectious disease that infects birds and mammals (primarily of the upper airways and lungs in mammals) and is caused by an RNA virus of the Orthomyxoviridae family (the influenza viruses). The most common and characteristic symptoms of influenza in humans are fever, pharyngitis (sore throat), myalgia (muscle pains), severe headache, coughing, and malaise (weakness and fatigue).[1] A cold and a 'stomach flu' are very different from a flu. Influe ...
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What to do About the Flu
... Each winter, millions of people suffer from the flu, a highly contagious infection. It spreads easily from person to person mainly when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Flu - the short name for i...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Overview
... At least 20 million people, including 500,000 U.S. citizens, died in the 1918 influenza pandemic. Today, as many as 36,000 Americans continue to die each year of what''s commonly known as the flu, and...
Source: MayoClinic

The Common Cold
... Sneezing, scratchy throat, runny nose-everyone knows the first signs of a cold, probably the most common illness known. Although the common cold is usually mild, with symptoms lasting 1 to 2 weeks, it...
Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Flu
... Influenza, or flu, is a respiratory infection caused by a variety of flu viruses. The most familiar aspect of the flu is the way it can "knock you off your feet" as it sweeps through entire communitie...
Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Flu Drugs
... Four drugs are available to treat and/or prevent influenza. They are amantadine and rimantadine, zanamivir, and oseltamivir. In 1976, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved amantadine to both...
Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Influenza
... Influenza is caused by infection with either influenza A or B viruses. Influenza A viruses are further classified into subtypes on the basis of two surface antigens: hemagglutinin (H) and neuraminidas...
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Treating Flu with Juice Therapy
... Cold/Flu Juice Therapy Apple and dark grape juices are often recommended for those fighting the flu. They have properties that work against congestion and runny nose. Dark grape juice is rich in tanni...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating Flu with Nutrition
... Cold/Flu Nutrition for Flu/Colds Diet If you don't feel like eating, do not force yourself. For a day or two, consume only liquids-water, juices, teas, and soups. Digesting liquids requires a lot ...
Source: Holistic Online