posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 05:27 AM
reply to post by tarifa37
We seem to be seeing alot more flu coverage in the press over the last few years,There are 3 main types of flu, a b and c
There are three types of flu viruses: A, B, and C. Type A and B cause the annual influenza epidemics that have up to 20% of the population sniffling,
aching, coughing, and running high fevers. Type C also causes flu; however, type C flu symptoms are much less severe.
It is the a and b viruses that cause the epidemics every year, and every year people die from these flu epidemics. The elderly and the young or the
ill are most susceptable
Type A flu virus is constantly changing and is generally responsible for the large flu epidemics. The influenza A2 virus (and other variants of
influenza) is spread by people who are already infected.
Is it that the flu cases are increasing every year , and consequently more deaths are occuring, or is it because the deaths are being reported where
as before they wernt .... in not sure... it just seems that every year we have a new strain of flu for the epidemics , ie bird flu , swine flu, etc
More info about flu from the cdc
so is it the fact that we are having more deaths ... or is it because they are just being reported more.....
flu is so easily passed onto other people the bus driver didnt nessacarily need to have direct contact with poulty,someone that had got on the bus
could of been in contact with it and not washed there hands ... who knows? its so easily spread,
Flu viruses enter your body through the mucus membranes of your nose, eyes, or mouth. Every time you touch your hand to one of these areas, you are
possibly infecting yourself with a virus.
you dont have to have direct contact with the contaminant , just to touch a surface where they have had there hands and not washed them, then rub your
eyes or touch your mouth and voila you have the virus passed on.
edit on 23-1-2012 by imnothereru because: forgot something