My Encounter with flu (influenza virus) and Investigation

        Last week my sister was sick with the flu virus and she decided to treat it herself at home with

different kind of treatment, such us Theraflu, ibuprofen, getting plenty of rest and  increasing her

 fluid intake was some of her methods.  Unfortunately this entire plan didn’t work for her and finally

 decided to go to the hospital.  After I took her to the hospital they did some test and find out that her

 flu causes a complication to the lung and changed to pneumonia and they put her on antibiotic


   After spending the whole afternoon in the hospital with my sister, we returned to her house and I

immediately started my investigation on how the flu can cause pneumonia and what virus is

responsible for the flu virus?

     The flu is caused by influenza virus and if it’s not treated well, there are a number of complications that

can arise. A complication like pneumonia is one of them. Pneumonia is an Infection of the lung and it

include the following symptom;-

ü  Vomiting       Chest pain

ü  Fever              Cough

ü  Weakness      Chill and shortness of breath

Treatment for pneumonia

    Most of the time Doctors uses Antibiotics to treat pneumonia caused by bacteria and starting

antibiotic soon after getting pneumonia helps the recovering process.

  Influenza also known as the flu is caused by a virus. Reviewed last on: 9/28/2008 David C. Dugdale...








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