Influenza is one of the types of acute respiratory viral infection, often acquires the nature of the epidemic in our country in the autumn-winter period. From other ORVI, the flu is characterized by what flows in a more severe form and much more often leads to complications. In addition, it is from influenza that there are antiviral drugs with proven effectiveness.
Symptoms such as pain and redness of the throat, sneezing, a strong runny nose, very rarely happen with a flu and often with ordinary ARVI.
Because it is he who can lead to severe, and sometimes fatal complications, such as pneumonia, meningitis, viral encephalitis, pyelonephritis, myocarditis, heart failure. Also, the flu can often provoke the development of bronchitis, otitis, sinusitis, sinusitis.
To the risk group (persons for which flu is most dangerous) include:
All of them, as well as everyone, it is recommended to conduct annual preventive vaccinations from flu strains, which are projected in the current epidemiological season. If all the symptoms point to the flu, you should immediately appeal for medical care so that the disease does not come out from under control and has not led to difficult consequences. Flu is absolutely unacceptable and dangerous.