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Type A Influenza

Type A Influenza: Introduction

Type A Influenza: Type A influenza is a subtype of the influenza virus that can cause cause serious illness and result in pandemics. Influenza is viral respiratory infection. The virus is very contagious and can cause severe illness especially in patients who are very young or old or have some other medical condition as well. The severity of symptoms can vary but usually involves respiratory and constitutional (e.g. headache, aching muscles) symptoms. The influenza virus can mutate and produce different strains though the symptoms are the same. This frequent mutation means that people need regular vaccinations to ensure they are protected against new strains as they arise. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Type A Influenza is available below.

Symptoms of Type A Influenza

Treatments for Type A Influenza

  • Antiviral medications may reduce the severity and duration of symptoms in some cases. Rest and fluids aid recovery. Medications may be used to alleviate symptoms such as pain, fever and nasal congestion. Regular flu shots can prevent influenza infections
  • Bed rest
  • Analgesics and antipyretics - aspirin, paracetamol, codeine and NSAID's
  • Maintain fluid intake
  • Antiviral drugs in high risk patients ( within 36 hours)
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

Home medical testing related to Type A Influenza:

Wrongly Diagnosed with Type A Influenza?

Type A Influenza: Complications

Review possible medical complications related to Type A Influenza:

  • Pneumonia
  • Febrile seizures - children
  • Exacerbation of pre-existing asthma
  • Exacerbation of pre-existing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Exacerbation of pre-existing heart failure
  • Negative effects on developing fetus in pregnant women
  • Death
  • more complications...»

Causes of Type A Influenza

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Less Common Symptoms of Type A Influenza

Type A Influenza: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:

Misdiagnosis and Type A Influenza

Sinusitis is overdiagnosed: There is a tendency to give a diagnosis of sinusitis, when the condition is really a harmless complication of another infection, such as a common more »

Whooping cough often undiagnosed: Although most children in the Western world have been immunized against whooping cough (also called "pertussis"), this protection wears off more »

Type A Influenza: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Type A Influenza

Research quality ratings and patient safety measures for medical facilities in specialties related to Type A Influenza:

Choosing the Best Hospital: More general information, not necessarily in relation to Type A Influenza, on hospital performance and surgical care quality:

Type A Influenza: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Type A Influenza

Medical research articles related to Type A Influenza include:

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Type A Influenza: Animations

Research about Type A Influenza

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Type A Influenza: Broader Related Topics

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