Lesson 6 (Feb15-21) - 1. Although a cold and flu are alike...

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1. Although a cold and flu are alike in many ways, there are things different about them that can lead to something serious. Flu can lead to more serious problems such as pneumonia. When having the flu, you can have symptoms such as tiredness, fever, headache, and major aches and pains. Having the cold you will have symptoms such as stuffy nose, sore throat, and sneezing. Coughing is a sign of both flu and cold but you have to watch out for it because if it becomes worse it might be a sign of the flu. You shouldn’t take antibiotics because they are ineffective against colds and flu’s. It can lead to Reye’s syndrome which is a deadly disorder that causes swelling of the brain. 2. There are many groups who are at a high risk of infectious diseases. They are: Children and their families o The ages range from age 2 to adults. When an epidemic hits a community about 40% of school-aged children get sick compared to 5- 10% of adults. Elderly o They rarely catch the flu or cold but when they do its more serious. People over 65 have 1 in 10 chances of being hospitalized for pneumonia and respiratory problems. And 1 in 50 chances of dying from the disease. Chronically ill o Life long diseases decrease an individual’s ability to fend off infections. Those that take steroids suppress the immune system. Smokers and those with respiratory problems
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Lesson 6 (Feb15-21) - 1. Although a cold and flu are alike...

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