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Tamiflu prevents and effectively treats influenza symptoms. Influenza (also commonly known as the flu) is a highly contagious respiratory disease.It is estimated that 10% - 15% of the population develop flu in any one year and that 3,000 to 4,000 deaths per year can be attributed to the complications of flu.
Caused by the flu virus, influenza symptoms can vary and can generally hit anyone at any time. The flu can be a serious illness, particularly for mature populations aged 50 and older, and those with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, and asthma.
A typical case of the flu can last up to one week.
Causes of Influenza
Most healthy adults can infect others one day before they begin experiencing symptoms and up to five days after they become sick. That means you can pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick.
The flu normally spreads from person to person in the form of respiratory droplets released from coughing and sneezing. So even being in the presence of a person who has the flu can put you at risk.
Influenza is caused by one of two viruses - the influenza A type virus or the influenza B type virus. Both conditions carry the same symptoms and can only be diagnosed and differentiated through a blood and sputum test.
Tamiflu provides protection against both types of influenza virus and regular intake of this drug, especially during the flu season can ensure you don't fall prey to this contagious disease.
Some of the common symptoms of influenza include:
- High fever
- Tiredness that can be extreme
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Body aches
- Diarrhoea and vomiting
While these are common influenza symptoms, they are not exclusive to the condition as several other diseases including the common cold display similar symptoms. It is necessary to get medical attention for a proper diagnosis of your condition. Colds and flu are often confused. Find out how to tell the difference between the common cold and the flu.
Effects of Influenza
Influenza can make you feel tired and unhealthy or it can make you very sick; occasionally it can also prove fatal. Most people manage to recover from flu without any complications; however older people, young children and those with certain health conditions can be at high risk of complications.
Influenza can lead to certain complications including bacterial pneumonia, dehydration, and worsening of chronic medical conditions like congestive heart failure, asthma, or diabetes. Children and adults may develop sinus problems and ear infections.
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