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The Influenza Virus

Influenza Virus

The Influenza virus is a viral infection that affects the respiratory tract. It is highly contagious and is spread from person to person through sneezes, coughs and casual contact. There are usually certain times of the year when this ailment is more prevalent. It would be wrong to suggest that any herbal remedy could cure this serious ailment, but what can be done is to better equip the body's defenses to cope with any contraction of the disease.

Symptoms

Symptoms of the influenza virus may change from one person to another, but in general, patients suffer from chills, headache, fever, fatigue, achiness and a lack of appetite, as well as a distinct lack of function of the taste-buds. Sometimes nausea and vomiting also occur. Normally, the symptoms will run their course over three or four days, but be prepared for them to last a full week.

Causes

Influenza is caused by a virus. There are several viruses that cause these symptoms and they mutate every year.

Cautions

Complications can occur. See your doctor if symptoms worsen and turn to pneumonia, bronchitis or sinus and ear infections.

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