December 8th, 2014
As we get into the winter season, the flu becomes more common and an ever present danger. While people worry about Ebola, the flu is much more likely to spread and it kills thousands of people a year, every year. The flu, back in 1918-19, killed roughly 25 million people.
The flu is essentially a lung infection, as well as a chest infection, and in its most serious form it can become pneumonia. When you get the flu, or pneumonia, your lungs are becoming inflamed from the infection. This can also cause you to vomit. With pneumonia, the air sacs in your lungs fill with liquid and pus, which can interfere with your lung’s ability to transfer oxygen to your blood. Before the 1930s and the creation of antibiotics, the flu and pneumonia was the leading cause of death among humans. Today, it is very treatable but is still a public health problem.
If you want to prevent the flu or pneumonia, you need to be proactive. In order to deal with it, you should do the following:
The flu can become serious and evolve into pneumonia, so it is important you are proactive in prevention steps.
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