The flu is different than having the common cold. When someone gets the flu, it usually happens really fast and it usually lasts for almost a week.
The flu can cause a person to have respiratory problems such as trouble breathing, coughing, sneezing, fever and more.
People that have the flu oftentimes have respiratory problems which means that they have problems with air going in or going out of the body.
Air travels from the nose and the mouth down to the lungs.
When someone has the flu, they might get congested, have a stuffy nose or have trouble breathing.
When the virus goes in to the body, it can damage the cells in the respiratory area and cause these symptoms to happen. A sore throat and a cough can also happen with the flu.
Other symptoms that happen oftentimes with the flu are fevers, chills, achy muscles, and being tired.
Flu is defined as a person who has a sore throat or a cough and must have a fever in order for it to be the flu.
The flu virus or the influenza virus is a respiratory illness that is caused by the virus and it affects the throat, lungs and the nose.
The flu causes many people to end up in the hospital and many people die from the flu.
The flu gets spread by being close to someone that has the flu. If their nose is running, they sneeze, cough or any of the germs enter your nose, throat or eyes, the flu will spread.
Touching something that someone with the flu has touched and they have not washed their hands can cause the flu to spread. This is how flu spreads from person to person.
One important thing to note is that a person with the flu will not even show symptoms for at least a day before they get the flu. People that have weak immune systems can catch the flu easily.
Preventing the flu is very important to keep you and your family safe. In order to prevent the flu from affect you, it is important to get a flu vaccine each year.
With the flu vaccine, a small bit of the flu virus is injected into the body and the body learns to fight off this germ.
Washing hands and using hand sanitizer can help prevent the germ from spreading.
It is important to cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze and more important, stay home if you are sick.