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Influenza (the flu) Highly contagious respiratory infection The influenza virus usually enters the body through mucus membranes in the mouth, nose or eyes On average in the United States each year: 5% to 20% of the population gets the flu; more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complications; and about 36,000 people die from the flu
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Worldwide: average of approximately 1 billion cases of flu, around 3–5 million cases of severe illness, and 300,000–500,000 deaths annually
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Causes of death: pneumonia and from exacerbations of cardiopulmonary conditions and other chronic diseases. Deaths of older adults account for more than 90% of deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza.
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The common symptoms of the flu include: Fever (usually high) Headache Muscle aches Chills Extreme tiredness Dry cough Runny nose may also occur but is more common in children than adults Stomach symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, may also occur but are more common in children than adults
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Flu Terms Defined Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza viruses that causes regular outbreaks in pigs. People do not normally get swine flu, but human infections can and do happen. Bird flu
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This note was uploaded on 05/13/2010 for the course BIOL 1202 taught by Professor Gregg during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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