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.
As with the previous years, upper respiratory tract infections classified as "influenza and influenza-like illness" were the most prevalent with a total number cases amounting to 3,164,405 (8,218.7/100,000). Compared to 1,460,037 (3,789.0/100,000) cases registered in 2012 and the median of 2007-2011, it was an increase of incidence by 116.9% and 469.5%, respectively. In 2013, a decreasing tendency of incidence of bacterial intestinal infections was sustained. Out of bacterial infections, those caused by coccobacilli of Salmonella spp. were still predominant. In 2013, a total of 7 578 (19.7/100,000) such cases were reported. Compared to 2012 and the median of 2007-2011, it was a decrease of incidence by 10.0% and 21.9%, respectively. A total of 42 699 (110.9/100,000) viral intestinal infections were reported. In this group, the most common were infections caused by rotaviruses--23,529 (61.1/100,000). Having referred to 2012, incidence decreased by ca 0.6%, while in comparison with the median of 2007-2011, it was an increase by 5.5%. Compared to 2012, an incidence of diarrhoea of unspecified origin in children under 2 years old increased by 28.4%. In 2013, a total of 2,183 pertussis cases (5.7/100,000) were registered, which compared to the previous year indicated a decrease of incidence by 53%. In 2013, a decrease of mumps incidence by 12.3% was noted. Compared to the previous year, there was more than 5-fold increase of rubella incidence.