First of all… What is the flu? The flu is a highly contagious viral infection of
the respiratory passages causing fever, severe aching, and catarrh, and
often occurring in epidemics.
What causes the flu? There are different kinds of flu viruses.
There are a few definitions and clarifications that you might want to know
about. A virus is a tiny infectious particle. The viruses have to get inside
other living things to reproduce. Viruses are even found inside animals,
plants and other bacterias.
There are three types of viruses that cause the flu. There is influenza A, B,
Out of the three, C is the mildest and there is not a vaccination available for
this subdued virus. Influenza A and B are the causes for the dreaded flu
season every year. These viruses can be very serious in humans, as the flu
is very contagious.
If you come into contact with something that an infected person has
touched, usually after coughing or sneezing, it could spread.
You should disinfect doorknobs, remote controls, keyboards, telephones
and avoid people who may be infected.
The virus enters the body when your hands touch your eyes, mouth or
You may not even know you have the flu as the virus may live in your body
up to 24 hours before you start to feel the symptoms. You will still be
We suggest getting a flu shot for the upcoming flu season. Call Allied
Medical Centers and make an appointment for your FLU SHOT today!