All You Need to Know about Influenza – Symptoms & Precautions

The outbreak of Type A Influenza recently is making almost everyone worried. But what do you know about Influenza? What are the signs and symptoms? And most importantly, what are the precautions?

Signs & Symptoms of an Influenza Infection

The common signs and symptoms of an influenza infection include fever, flu, sore throat, coughing, headache and body aches. So make sure you go see a doctor immediately if you have the signs and symptoms mentioned.

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High-Risk Groups

  • Children below 5 years old
  • Pregnant women
  • Elderly above 65 years old
  • Chronic patients who have diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma etc
  • People who are obese
  • People who have very low immune system (cancer and HIV patients)

Precautions – Better Be Safe than Sorry!

  1. Cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough.
  2. Wear a mask.
  3. Wash your hands regularly.
  4. Get yourself vaccinated.

Influenza Situation in Malaysia and Globally

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