We spoke to Dr. Darren Levin a general practitioner speaking to us more about Influenza, as flu is an infectious disease caused by an influenza virus.
Influenza is a viral infection, which has various symptoms which differs from person to person. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The flu is different from a cold. These symptoms can be:
- Fever or feeling feverish/chills
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Muscle or body aches
- Headaches behind the eyes
- Fatigue (tiredness)
- Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.
- It's important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.
To prevent this virus is to get vaccinated as June-July is a high risk season for influenza. And to avoid colds take a 5ml dose of Vitamin C daily.
Hence it is important to seek medical attention as soon as these symptoms appear.
By: Jasnine Roberts