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.
In Norway, influenza experts from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health have made a risk assessment for the remainder of the 2010/11 influenza season. Norway’s influenza vaccination recommendations have also been reconsidered. An important conclusion from this process is that the current situation, with B viruses dominating (80%), is likely to continue through the season. They expect that there will be around 40-50 admissions to intensive care units (ICUs) and less than 10 deaths from influenza A(H1N1)2009. Additionally they point out that, in spite of a declining prevalence of antibodies against influenza A(H1N1)2009 observed through serological surveys there is some partial herd immunity which should protect Norway from a more severe scenario. As of week 2, they have had 56 hospital admissions, 14 ICU admissions and no deaths from influenza A(H1N1). It is expected that the epidemics in Norway will peak around weeks 3 to 5 of 2011.