Influenza

Symptoms: 

The symptoms include: 

  • Fever or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.
Tests to diagnose: 

Lab testing for influenza is performed in certain cases, such as during a new influenza outbreak in a community and in patients who are at increased risk for complications

Treatment: 

Antiviral medication, such as oseltamivir (Tamiflu) or zanamivir (Relenza) are used for treatment.

For more information visit the following websites

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/index.htm

http://www.influenzafoundationofindia.com/