A Case Study on Infectious Diseases

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Infectious Disease Case Study Introduction Recent reports from the CDC have indicated that the flu vaccine is not easily available in the market. Based on this one reason, the report has suggested that 50% of at-risk population who have contracted the virus will not be able to receive inoculations for several months. This is one of the main challenges that are to be faced by the organization in the upcoming season. Transmission And Symptoms, Treatments of Flu Conventional flu is also referred to as influenza, or H1N1. The causative agent of flu is the virus which causes infections in the respiratory tract. There are three main types of these viruses, including A, B and C. Some of the people who contract the flu recover in 102 weeks but in some cases, this leads to potential threatening health issues as pneumonia. Recently, a more novel kind of flu/H1N1 came out in Mexico in 2009 that spread wildly on the global scale, based on which it was defined as a pandemic by the WHO. Another important variety of flu, H3N2v but it has not been responsible for any recent epidemics. Great changes are seen in the influenza virus over time. This is because the genetic material of most of the viruses in single stranded RNA which can mutate at greater rates as compared to double stranded DNA (Shinya, Ebina, Yamada, Ono, Kasai, and Kawaoka, 2006, p. 435). The changes let the virus evade the immune systems of human beings more powerfully. The diagnosis of flu is carried out by
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