Do you know 42% of children and 15% adults contract influenza virus each year?
Influenza virus infects respiratory system.
It is pandemic and especially the new type Influenza A(H1N1) has spread in Mexico, USA and Canada
In Thailand Influenza season is in the winter.
Flu shots should be given 1-2 months before the spreading season every year.
What are the differences of influenza and common flu?
Influenza symptoms are similar to common flu’s with high fever (39-40 ํC)
Headache, coughing, body-ache, and fatigue.
May cause complicated diseases and life-threatening especially patients with chronic disease like diabetes, heart disease, renal disease, pulmonary disease, coronary disease, liver disease, asthma and AIDS
Wash your hands often before and after you prepare food and after handling animals or animal waste.
Avoid rubbing eyes and put your hands in your mouth.
Avoid sharing towels, glasses or personal belonging with others.
Stay away from infectious patients.
Influenza vaccine is recommended from children from 6 months, adults over 50 years old, pregnant women and frequent travelers.