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Influenza
2007-12-07 16:35:00

Influenza, commonly known as "the flu", is a highly contagious viral infection of the respiratory tract.


Symptoms: sudden onset of high fever, muscular pain, headache, non-productive cough, sore throat and rhinitis.

 

Tips:


 ·When flu symptoms appear, take more rest and drink more water. Open the windows and let in fresh air.
 ·When flu epidemic occurs, try not to go out. Do not go to the shopping centers, theaters or other public places. When you have to go out, wear a gauze mask.
 ·Flu patients should have dinners separately from other family members.
 ·Tissue paper used by flu patients should be careful disposed of, thrown into dustbins with lids or flushed down the toilets.
 ·Patient with severe influenza should be treated in quarantine in the hospital.

 

Suggestions:


 ·See a doctor if you have a continuous fever.
 ·Radix isatidis herbal tea or flu granules may relieve the flu symptoms at its early stage. 
 ·Keep good ventilation at home. Even in winters, you should open the windows at least 3 times a day for 10 to 15 minutes to let in the air. Filtering net inside your air conditioners should be cleaned up on regular basis.
 ·Cover your mouth and nose when you sneezing or coughing.
 ·Take flu vaccine injection when necessary.

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