Burden of influenza

Although many people think of the flu as a mild annoyance that we have to deal with each winter, it can actually be a dangerous disease. During annual influenza epidemics in temperate climate zones, an estimated 5-15% of the population become infected and an average of 2-10% of the population develop clinical influenza. The WHO […]

The clinical picture

he course of influenza takes the form of a group of suddenly occurring symptoms such as: cough, fever above 38°C, muscular pain and/or headache. In the course of influenza infection, apart from the symptoms listed above, the following clinical symptoms often appear suddenly in the patient: generalized symptoms: shivering, general feeling of malaise, weakness, lack […]