Influenza Cory Schreiber, Max Burger, Coleton Coalson, Anthony Koluder
What Influenza Is • Contagious respiratory illness • Mild-severe illness, possibly death
Distribution • Infected people can spread it up to 6 feet away by sneezing, talking, etc. • Spread by droplets • Droplets can land in or on others
How It's Controlled • Best way: get vaccinated every year • Wash hands
Social Factors • It affects you by leading to school absences, & complications such as hospitalization and other aspects of everyday life.
Economic Factors • Flu shots usually cost from $5 to $30 • Health insurance plans cover flu shots • Stores offer limited discounts of $5 • It costs 70 to 166 million each year for the US.
Environmental Factors • Migratory birds play a part in spreading the disease throughout Asia & possibly the world.
Spread from other species • Different subtypes (H3N2, H2N2, H1N1, & H1N1) infect different species
Video on swine flu http://news.discovery.com/human/videos/human-h1n1-swine-flu-a-look-inside.htm
H1N1 • Commonly known as the swine flu • The H = hemagglutinin • The N = neuraminidase • Both control the infectivity of disease
1918 Epidemic • World War I:16 million lives. • Total: 50 million people. • One fifth of the world's population was attacked by this deadly virus.
How Money Could Help • Vietnam & Indonesia combined cost $3 million for flu shots • It’s $7 for flu shots in Vietnam
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