Influenza B: Get ready to battle itMarch 18th, 2009 - 10:19 pm ICT by GD
Influenza B has finally set in. According to a recent survey by the health department Influenza B has recorded the highest rates in the recent years. Before it invades your life get ready to battle it.
Influenza B is a contagious disease that infects the respiratory tract. It is caused by a virus that affects the nose, throat and lungs. However, it should not be mistaken for cold. The common symptoms are headache, fever, fatigue, sore throat, body aches, nausea and chills. Having a runny nose and sneezing are common in this. These symptoms generally disappear in 5 to 7 days. But the weakness and body aches remain for a few weeks even after the patient recovers from the disease. Influenza B virus are known to infect only seals and humans.
The most common way to catch this disease is when one breathes in the droplets from sneezes or coughs. Virus on the surface of handles or phones can be easily transferred to another person, who might breathe in the virus when he touches his nose or mouth with the infected hand. This makes it a highly contagious disease. Thus proper hygiene is very essential when a person is infected with Influenza.
A person infected with influenza B virus should take adequate rest and make sure that his intake of liquids is high. It is best that the infected person stays indoors, in order to avoid the spread of virus to others. Proper medication should be taken as diagnosed by a physician. One should also avoid the use of alcohol and tobacco. However, the best way to avoid Influenza B is to get yourself vaccinated.
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