Every year, especially in the winter months, millions of Americans are infected with the flu. Flu causes symptoms such as fever, cough, body fat, and fatigue, and in some cases can lead to serious complications and death.
Arnold Monto, an epidemiologist and global health teacher at the University of Public Health School, has expanded the virus of the virus for more than five decades, effectively examining vaccines and antiviral medicines.
Its research team is one of six groups across the country, collaborating with disease control and prevention centers, to control the effectiveness of the flu vaccine and to vaccinate vaccinations each time.
Q: Apart from getting a flu vaccine, what else can be done by themselves and their families during breakfast?
Amount: If you kick the flu, it is often cleansed manually to prevent flu. Also, you can avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
If possible, do not have any contact with flu or respiratory infection. If you get swollen, others will help you to prevent the spread of the virus from work from home, school or other activities.
Keeping healthy habits, making enough sleep, regularly, eating healthy diets, and having enough drinking.
Q: If you get a flu during this season, it will help reduce your symptoms?
Amount: Antiviral medications are usually less used, but they are very effective in treating flu symptoms. Tamiflu, or oseltamivir, is available with a prescription for your physicians and is usually taken every five days to shorten your illness and prevent complications. However, antivirals work better to start seeing symptoms. You should not wait until hunger is very ill.
There is also a new antiviral market called Baloxavir, and you should only take it once. It has a level of efficacy equal to Tamiflu, but it seems that the virus can be eliminated or the number of viruses that can cause other people to be infected. We need to do more research to determine if a person helps prevent flu transmission.
It should be remembered that the flu vaccine usually reduces the duration of the vaccine and helps reduce the severity of the flu, even if it causes flu.
Q: Last year, the flu vaccine was 40 percent effective, according to CDC. Do you know how this vaccine's effectiveness will be?
Need: To understand vaccine efficacy, it is helpful to understand the flu virus. There are two types of types of type A and type B type, and there are several variants within each type. There are currently four flu influenza vaccines, two types and two types.
We know that the virus type A, A (H3N2) causes severe flu symptoms. Unfortunately, the vaccine is at least effective in preventing this strain. The tension that was happening happened last year, when we had a bad year of flu.
It is impossible to predict, but we do not think last year that the flu will repeat the season. This year, we will see more types of flu vaccine better. Therefore, we expect better than last year, and the vaccine ranges from 50% to 60%.
Q: If the flu vaccine is 100 percent effective, does the person still need to get it?
Amount: When it decides to get a flu vaccine, it is important to take into account the effects of the flu. Flu, sometimes causing only mild symptom, is very different from ordinary cold. Flu can get sick and you can sleep in bed for a couple of days, but it can cause hospitalization and death. Flu also means that family members, friends and colleagues may be at greater risk.
The vaccine will not prevent 100 percent of the flu cases, but the flu reduces the chance of getting an appetite for 30 percent or more of 30 percent, 30 percent or more.
It is also important that the flu vaccine is the safest vaccine available. Therefore, the benefits of receiving the shot increases the risk.
Q: How and your team measure a vaccine for a person who protects one person against one year's flu?
Amount: We measure the effectiveness of bird flu in three different South American populations. First of all, we associate hospitals with hospitals around the world, how vaccines can save the vaccine from people infected with the flu virus that causes hospitalization. In addition, we work with outpatient departments of health systems at the University of Henry Ford and Michigan, to prevent the vaccine to prevent people from going to the doctor. In the end we make a study that allows us to analyze the serious flu cases. We have been in touch with people all over the year. When they are sick, we test for flu and receive a vaccine or not. This also allows us to see how the flu spreads inside the home.
These findings have returned to the CDC and they use this information to determine how to formulate future vaccines.
Low activity in the U.S. flu right now, but rise: CDC
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Flu: to know what to be healthy (2019, January 14)
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