Influenza flu virus in the philippines


The Influenza flu virus or the Influenza Flu which a person who is affected on this has Fever, cough and sore throat are clinical manifestations that you should not take for granted. Sometimes, we seem to take these as just some minor symptoms but these are not. For all you know, you may have already developed influenza and this can be life threatening if left untreated. The more we are not so careful of it, the more it spreads out and infects even thousands of people. We are just lucky to have available Anti-Flu vaccines.

Influenza or commonly known as ‘flu’ is an infectious disease of birds and mammals that are caused by RNA viruses. Its symptoms include fever, chills, sore throat, runny nose, severe headache, coughing, muscle pains and fatigue. This can be transmitted or spread out through droplets from person to person when sneezing and coughing.

In the Philippines, the Department of Health (DOH) is still campaigning on health awareness of citizens on the spread of influenza and how it can be prevented especially that flu season is from July to December. The flu vaccines have been made available in the health centers. More emphasis of this disease is given to those persons who are at high risk of getting flu including young children, pregnant women, senior citizens and those who already have developing major diseases.

The spread of flu can be prevented if each person takes serious precautions in isolating himself or herself when infected with the virus. It is also important to have water therapy, eat nutritious foods and take prescribed medications for proper healing. One must also undergo and have a vaccine to prevent the spread of this virus.

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