Symptoms And Symptoms Of Influenza

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Know Your Enemy - Pathogens Pathogen #1: Disease Name: Influenza Micro- Organism Type: Virus Influenza is a very contagious virus, which attacks only living hosts. Influenza or the ‘flu’ virus attacks the body by spreading through your respiratory system. This means that your nose, throat, bronchial tubes and lungs are affected. As well as your immune system which is trying to fight the flu off. Symptoms of Influenza, are similar to any cold, but on a much larger scale. Symptoms include having fever/chills, cough, sore throat, runny or blocked nose, muscle aches, watery eyes, fatigue and diarrhea, (which is more common in younger children.) People who have influenza can have these symptoms for up to two weeks, and then feel back to normal, but people who have a weak immune system can develop more serious illnesses such as pneumonia and bronchitis. People can get the flu, when a carrier with influenza coughs, sneezes or breathes, out tiny, droplets of virus moisture. The droplets enter into other people 's nose and mouth, which then move into your lungs. Once in your lungs, the H-spike on the droplet lands on a receptor molecule on your healthy cell membrane, this fits like a key in a lock. This means the virus can now go into your cell. The virus is now travelling inside a sac made from your cell 's membrane. The virus’s genetic material enters the nucleus, and the virus is cloned. Now thousands even millions of new virus’ are in now your body, and taking over
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