Flu

Flu. Flu can be divided into 3 types.

  • Type A is the most common
  • Type B has milder symptoms and is less common
  • Type C is even less common and is like a cold

It is a respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. Most people will recover from flu but young children and older people may have complications from the flu. The flu is not a bad cold. Old people should be immunized once a year. It is spread in the same way as colds.

Symptoms

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Aches
  • Blocked or runny nose

Treatment

There is currently no cure for flu but it is advised to;

  • Bed rest until a normal temperature returns
  • Drink fluids
  • Take painkillers to ease pains

If your symptoms get worse or last a long time visit your doctor.

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