Influenza Virus Types from Surprising Things That Can Cause the Flu
Surprising Things That Can Cause the Flu
Influenza Virus Types
There are 3 types of influenza viruses that cause the flu, types A, B, and C. According to WebMD, “Type A and B viruses cause the large seasonal outbreaks. Type C usually causes milder respiratory symptoms. While the flu vaccine can help protect you from types A and B, there is no immunization for type C virus.”
An Infected Person Sneezes
According to the CDC, ”People with flu can spread it to others up to about 6 feet away. Most experts think that flu viruses are spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.”
Touching an Object an Infected Person Touched
Pressing the Buttons in an Elevator
Not Cleaning Your Hands
Take the bus? The train? Make sure you wash your hands! Did you just cough? Just remove your contacts? Wash your hands! Keeping your hands clean helps protect you against germs and bacteria’s that cause the flu. Note: If you don’t have soap and water use anti-bacterial hand gel or alcohol based hand rub.
According to WebMD, “Type A flu viruses are also found in many different animals, including ducks, chickens, pigs, whales, horses, and seals. Type B viruses only affect people.”
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
- Body aches
Treat the Flu
- Drink a lot of fluid- Water and juice
- Listen to your body- If your body is weak that means it needs to rest. Don’t push yourself to be active. This is the time your body needs to recuperate.
- Sleep- Catch up on your favorite Netflix serious
- Wash Your Hands- frequently washing your hands helps you keep the flu to yourself. Be considerate of others and do what you can to ensure you don’t pass the virus along to them.