This emerging infectious disease of viral etiology. There are three types of influenza viruses – A, B and C.

The incubation period, i.e. the time from infection to onset of disease, the virus of influenza lasts 1-2 days. The most common transmission of influenza through sneezing, coughing and the like. Virus of course, you can also get in contact with the patient.

For flu, unlike colds, are characterized by rapid onset. Usually begins with fever (38-40 °C). The temperature rise is usually accompanied by chills and shivering. Appear severe headaches. Frequent pain in joints, muscles, eyes, back and legs. All this, combined with severe fatigue. One of the possible symptoms is nausea.

Over the next two days appear classic signs of respiratory disease. It's a runny nose, pain and burning sensation in the throat, dry irritating cough. Fever, fatigue, headache and aching muscles, usually disappear within three or four days. Runny nose and cough lasted for approximately ten days. Weakness can occur several weeks after recovery.


First fall to be vaccinated. Inoculum is prepared at the present time on the recommendation of the world health organization. It is recommended to vaccinate people under the threat of complications of influenza, chronically ill, children and adolescents. During an outbreak you should avoid public places. You must drink plenty of fluids, eating fruits and vitamins.