what type of flu is the seasonal flu?
is the seasonal flu type A or type B of the flu??
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It spreads from person-to-person and can cause mild to severe illness; and in some cases, can lead to death.
1• In the US, yearly outbreaks of seasonal flu usually happen during the fall through early spring.
2• The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccination each year.
3• Flu viruses can cause illness in people of any age group. Children are most likely to get sick because their immune systems aren’t strong enough to fight off the infection.
4• Some groups are more likely to have complications from the seasonal flu. These include:
(a) those age 65 and older
(b) children younger than 2 years old
(c) people of any age who have chronic medical conditions (e.g. diabetes, asthma, congestive heart failure, lung disease)
5• Complications from the flu can include:
(a) bacterial pneumonia
(b) ear or sinus infections
(d) worsening of chronic medical conditions
COMMON SYMPTOMS OF FLU
• fever (usually high)
• tiredness (can be extreme)
• dry cough
• sore throat
• runny or stuffy nose
• muscle aches
IS IT COLD OR FLU ?
Flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses.
• Flu and the common cold have similar symptoms (e.g. fever, sore throat). It can be difficult to tell the difference between them.
• Your doctor can give you a flu test within the first few days of your illness to determine whether you have the flu.
• In general, the flu is worse than the common cold.
• Symptoms such as fever, body aches, extreme tiredness, and dry cough are more common and intense with the flu.
• Colds are usually milder than the flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose.
• Colds generally do not result in serious health problems, such as pneumonia, bacterial infections, or hospitalizations.
Take Care. Regards.