influenza a virus


#Influenza can have a serious impact on #patients with a chronic condition. Ever wondered how your flu vaccine is made? Look no further. #vaccineswork

in response to the confession about not being able to see evolution happen (because we didn’t see monkeys evolve into humans): We can see evolution happening when the influenza virus is different every year. Influenza mutates and evolves very quickly, so we need a new flu shot every year to avoid it. That it evolution that you can see happen right in front of you. Evolution is real.

Benefits of Green Tea for Boosting Antiviral Immune Function

Unlike most antiviral drugs, green tea appears to work by boosting the immune system to combat diseases such as genital warts (caused by HPV) and the flu (caused by the influenza virus).

I am going into the studio to record “Doctor LOVE Bimbo Flu” today… and it should be out tonight… it is one that I am very excited about… I start our as Doctor LOVE in it… explaining how the Influenza virus has mutated into influenza Double D… the Bimbo Flu… as I do I let out a sneeze and giggle… the virus is not like other viruses and must be treated with deep hypnotic conditioning to eliminate it from your mind… I have had this idea a while… and in a flash of inspiration this weekend I wrote the very EROTIC and HYPNOTIC script that I think all you BIMBOS will really LOVE… there will also be a second recording that you can listen to overnight in a loop called Bimbo Flue Overnight

Federal health officials are urging all Americans to get their flu shots as soon as possible, and are especially concerned that too few elderly people are getting vaccinated.

“Flu is serious. Flu is unpredictable,” Dr. Thomas Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told reporters during a joint briefing Thursday with the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. “Flu often does not get enough respect.”

While the influenza virus causes relatively mild illness in most people, the disease can lead to tens of thousands of deaths during severe flu seasons, Frieden noted. About 100 children die each year from the flu.

CDC Urges Americans To Get A Flu Shot As Soon As Possible

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Hate and bigotry have an etiology that reminds me of diseases like influenza. When I study my own mental constructs I can almost always trace my prejudices back to a specific contagion that caused it. I shouldn’t be amazed at how easily I pick up these dis-eases of the mind, but I am. Just like the flu you almost don’t realize how sick you are until you’re in bed with the chills or barfing in the toilet. You can’t always avoid other people who are sick in this way, but learning to be aware of it before you get infected by someone else’s mind viruses can be that “ounce of prevention” your physician is always imploring you to use.
—  The Zen Humanist

Author: @hutchhitched

Rating: K

Prompt: Time Twister (World War I and the 1918 Influenza Pandemic)

“What’s wrong with this one?” Dr. Abernathy snapped as he inserted a catheter into a patient and nodded his head toward the blonde man lying on the cot to his right.

“Fever. Delirium,” the young nurse answered, her voice harried as she pressed cold compresses to the man’s brow. He was young, close to her age, she assumed, which was the problem. She’d seen her fill of teenage boys returning from the war with wounds too gruesome to imagine. The rest of them had contracted the influenza virus that ravaged Europe and was wreaking havoc in the U.S. as well.

“Influenza, then,” the doctor proclaimed in a snap diagnosis. “You can tend to him, Nurse Everdeen. You know the drill.”

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