Outbreak Of Influenza And Its Treatment

Every year, millions of people around the world get affected by seasonal viruses. Most of them are so dangerous; if not treated on time, can lead to deaths. The number of victims is increasing every year, that’s why it needs to be cautious rather taking it for granted. ‘Influenza’ is one of them, which is very common and risky. It is caused by influenza virus types A, B, and C; among those ‘type A’ is very common and most dangerous that can cause mild to severe illness; sometimes it goes away by own its own but if the symptoms persist more than a week, can be dangerous and needs immediate attention. Type A affects people and many animals but type B is only found in people.

Symptoms of Virus attack

Influenza type A has the following symptoms; if you are facing these, don’t take it lightly and see a doctor.

Fever

Runny or stuffy nose

A sore throat

Sneezing

Coughing

Fatigue etc.

To avoid this, you need to be careful such as wash your hands frequently, try to not go out during a virus outbreak, cover your nose and mouth while coughing and sneezing, and get vaccinated every year.

Treatments Available

There are different treatments on the basis of your condition if you have nasal congestion only than a decongestion spray or drops can be helpful. If the condition is more serious than antiviral drugs or vaccine is recommended but to prevent the virus, get influenza vaccination every year before winter and vaccine is redeveloped each year because of virus strain changes after every few years. So use the newly introduced vaccine each year, past vaccine may not help in prevention from a virus. This disease can get worse in children, older people, and pregnant women if not treated on time. Visit https://www.teammed.com.au/shop/diagnostic_equipment/blood_pressure/digital/ for omron medical equipment.

Financial Aspect

Once a wise man said that “prevention is better than cure” and definitely influenza (the flu) is no exception to that. It is estimated that in the US only an average of between 5 to 20 percent of its population gets infected by flu which lets tens and thousands of patients to get hospitalized and thousands of patients to die from flu-related illnesses every year. An estimated loss of productivity from illnesses related to flu cost the entire world a staggering amount of $16.3 Billion per annum and around $10.4 Billion a year is spent on medical supplies Adelaide alone.