Treatment For Influenza Adults : A Meta Analysis Of Randomized Controlled Trials

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Oseltamivir treatment for influenza in adults: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials Influenza-Disease Epidemiology Influenza or flu is a contagious viral infection that attacks nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause fever, chills, runny nose, sore throat, cough, muscle ache, and fatigue. The flu virus is extremely small and only visible through electron microscopes. Inside the virus genetic material contains the information to make more copies of the same virus. A protein shell provides hard protective enclosures for the genetic material as the virus travels between the people or animals it infects. And outer envelope allows the virus to infect cells by merging with the cell’s outer membrane projecting from the envelope or spikes of protein molecules. The flu virus uses its H spikes like a key to get inside cells. And N spikes allows copies of the virus to break away from infected cells to infect more cells. There are 17 known types of H spikes and 9 types of N spikes that scientist uses to name different flu viruses such as virus H5N1. Usually, flu infects if we touch an object that has the flu virus on it or through exposure to body fluids from people or animals infected with the virus. When an infected person talks, coughs or sneezes droplets carrying the influenza virus may land in mouth or nose of other person and then move into lungs. Once inside our body, the influenza virus comes into contact with cells in nose, throat or lungs. The H spike on the virus

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