Flu 2016-2017: what kind of virus is expected (WHO prognosis). Symptoms and treatment of influenza in children and adults

A large number of adults and children suffer from influenza virus every year. For Russia and many countries of the Northern Hemisphere, the epidemic usually occurs during the cold season, when the human body is least protected against various infections. According to epidemiologists, the flu of 2016-2017 will most actively manifest itself in November-December of this year, although symptoms of the disease in people with low immunity can be observed until the spring. In any case, do not panic. Timely prevention and proper treatment will allow to pass this disease with minimal consequences for the adult and child population of our country.

Flu forecast for 2016-2017 - what types of virus are expected

To prepare for a possible epidemic of influenza in a particular region, this problem is given attention in advance. As a rule, the meeting of the sanitary and anti-epidemic commission is carried out at the end of summer, when there is already some information about the virus and the method of its treatment provided by the experts of the World Health Organization.

The probability and nature of the epidemic is determined on the basis of a study of the disease and monitoring its spread on the planet. According to the WHO forecast in the autumn and winter period 2016-2017 in the countries of the Northern Hemisphere the following types of the influenza virus are expected: The flu forecast for 2016-2017 from epidemiologists suggests that large-scale epidemics are not expected. However, this does not negate the need for hardening and stimulating the immune system, especially taking into account the constant mutation of the virus and at times the unforeseen outcome of the treatment of the disease.

Flu 2017: the main symptoms in adults

To determine the specific type of influenza by symptoms is almost impossible, since different strains, as a rule, have a similar symptomatology. In addition, the severity of these or other signs depends not only on the virus, but also on the general condition of a person. Some of the symptoms of influenza are almost identical to those of normal respiratory diseases common to adults. However, it is possible to distinguish this infection from ARVI and ARI. The main symptoms of influenza in adults are:

Headache and high fever are obvious symptoms of influenza in adults

Getting into the body, at first the virus does not appear. The incubation period is usually 3-5 days, during which there are no symptoms. The disease lasts about a week, but even after the end of treatment a person feels sluggish and tired, and at this time is prone to other diseases. For adults this is especially characteristic, since in adulthood the more severe symptoms of influenza usually occur, sometimes accompanied by nausea and vomiting.

Symptoms of influenza and ARVI in children

From the psychological point of view, any adult person experiences his illness more easily than the illness of his children. Since in the process of growing up the children's organism will in any case be subjected to attacks of viral infections, it is very important during this period to remain calm and perform the treatment in strict accordance with the recommendations of the doctor. In this case, parents should know how to independently distinguish the symptoms of influenza and simple SARS in children. Baby symptoms of SARS: Influenza signs in children:

High temperature in a child should serve as a signal for emergency treatment. If a child often sneezes due to a cold, his throat hurts, and the temperature is kept at 37-38 ° C or absent altogether, these are obvious symptoms of acute respiratory viral infection. Ordinary viral infections are also not characterized by disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, which are often found in children in the case of H1N1 flu. Another difference in the symptoms of influenza and ARVI in children is the nature of the disease. In the first case, the onset of the disease is always acute, whereas the acute respiratory viral infection often proceeds smoothly.

Treatment of viral influenza 2016-2017 in adults and children

As is known, prevention is the best treatment. To protect yourself from the flu, you should follow the following recommendations:
  1. Timely to do the vaccination. Since the first antibodies are produced after 7-10 days, it is better to inoculate at least a month before the expected onset of the epidemic.
  2. Avoid places of large crowds. Especially in this regard, dangerous indoor spaces - in such conditions, the virus is very quickly transferred from a sick person to a healthy one.
  3. Adhere to the general rules of hygiene: wash your hands, use only your cup, spoon, plate and towel.
  4. Ventilate the room and perform wet cleaning at least 2 times a day.
  5. Improve the general condition of the body by exercising and taking multivitamins.

Timely vaccination makes the symptoms of the disease milder and significantly simplifies treatment. If the disease managed to cope with human immunity, then treatment of the viral flu in both children and adults should be carried out under the strict supervision of a doctor. Only a specialist will be able to determine which medications will be of sufficient effectiveness in a particular clinical case, and which treatment program should be adhered to. During the flu, it is very important to comply with bed rest. Probably, for adults such a task will seem difficult, given the need to take a sick leave for at least a week. Nevertheless, there is no alternative for the treatment of this disease. Influenced influenza is extremely dangerous for its complications, which can affect the functioning of the respiratory, cardiac and muscular system. In the case of H1N1, disregard for bed rest can be fatal. Although, as noted above, specialists do not predict any abnormal epidemics at the end of this year and early next year, in case of the first symptoms, it is necessary to adhere to recommendations for the prevention and treatment of viral influenza in adults and children. With a careful attitude towards one's own health and qualified medical care, the flu 2016-2017 and, most importantly, its complications are likely to bypass you.

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