Influenza is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system — your nose, throat and lungs. Influenza, commonly called the flu
Fever or feeling feverish/chills, Cough, Sore throat,Runny or stuffy nose,Muscle or body aches,Headaches,Fatigue
Nothing more than bed rest and plenty of fluids to treat the flu. But in some cases, your doctor may prescribe an antiviral medication, such as oseltamivir (Tamiflu) or zanamivir (Relenza). If taken soon after you notice symptoms, these drugs may shorten your illness by a day or so and help prevent serious complications.
Patients with severe sepsis or trauma whose hospital course is complicated by DIC have a 1.5 to 2.0 times higher risk of death.The most effective means for controlling the spread of influenza is through vaccination, especially among persons at high risk for complications. At-risk populations include children of ages 6 months to 4 years, adults ≥ 50 years.For 2010-2011, three influenza strains will be included in the annual vaccine, including A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)-like, A/Perth/16/2009 (H1N2)-like, and B/Brisbane/60/2008-like antigens. Vaccinations are available in 2 forms: as a trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine