If you still remember the fear of SARS, please take a look at the flu: in 1918, worldwide influenza pandemic caused 40 million deaths; in 1957, worldwide influenza epidemic claimed one million lives; 1968 popular about 70 million people died. You may not want to hear those above are too distant history, that talk about the nearby Hong Kong, in early 2015, large-scale influenza caused 447 deaths, and then we talk about Taiwan, from July 1, 2015 to March 8, 2016, Taiwan’s accumulated 1423 cases of severe flu, including 121 deaths, killing more than SARS. So ferocious infectious diseases, is definitely human “disaster,” but please remember, from 2003 to today, the world did not see more than a decade of SARS footprint, but, “flu” every year come.
Historical experience tells us that human progress can be obtained from the history of failure, after tomorrow, how do we face the “flu”? Dear Mom and Dad, we can at least take it step by step, let us first find out years of confusion “cold” with the “flu”, then the first while trying not exclude influenza vaccine.
“Cold” and “flu”, is a completely different disease
Last summer, there was a mother asked grapefruit, MD: “Children’s class recently a lot of people a cough, runny nose, this is the flu?” Grapefruit physicians spend a lot of effort to explain to the mother that the child is “cold”, even if recently class “is pandemic flu,” this disease is still not “flu”; in turn, there are other patients, physicians in grapefruit because of high fever and muscle pain diagnosis is “flu”, under lax expression and said: “so just a little cold it! recently popular cold, right? “did not mind the look of surprise physicians make grapefruit!
Original foreign, cold call “common cold,” flu called “flu” two sick little confused. If the physician reading the patient, the patient smiled and said: “just a common cold.” The patient will feel relaxed because one will be cured within two weeks; but if the physician reading the patient, with the patient said: “You got the flu. “patient himself must be vigilant, there are many considerations to pay attention, can cause severe flu death.
Further explained, “flu” is caused by the influenza virus, the English called the Influenza virus; “cold” is mostly caused by a rhinovirus, English is called Rhinoviruses. Two completely different viruses, so that everyone in the translation had been a misunderstanding, “flu” absolutely not “cold,” and certainly not “popular” cold ‘
Over the years, whenever grapefruit physicians recommend flu vaccinations when occasionally heard my mother replied: “We never get a flu vaccine.” This answer is actually quite tricky, is not simply just refuse, including the implication: “Influenza vaccine, not a good thing “,” Why to fight vaccine to prevent colds? ” you do not sell a “, etc. Wait until the beginning of the influenza pandemic, children with a high fever and muscle aches for medical treatment, the physician asked grapefruit when there is no vaccine to fight the flu, mother’s answer was: “Originally the fight, but has no way to fight a cold,” sighed a grapefruit in the hearts of physicians breath, in fact, grapefruit doctors always remember, my mother had never intended to let the child get a flu vaccine, but now change the argument for their own interpretation.
Please be assured that medical evidence, studies show that over the years: “Get a flu vaccine can indeed reduce the chance of getting the flu,” “to give people the flu severe complications and even death, most people are not vaccinated,” although there are always exceptions in medicine situation, but can not because of a very small number of exceptional cases, fear of flu vaccinations.
Influenza is equivalent to a “disaster” of the disease, can be aggressive to the onset of a few days, until the brain or heart attack lungs, any clever means are difficult to back days in advance can prevent the vaccine is definitely on the hit policy. Grapefruit physician he had been in the intensive care ward, crying to see their families before pounding heart regret why did not give their children immunized, so feel really special deep.
Physicians also here grapefruit mother replies above overtones, “grapefruit own physicians every year to fight the flu vaccine, influenza vaccine is a good thing,” “cold with the flu is a completely different disease, flu vaccination can prevent influenza is any death does not prevent a cold, ” shot in recent years, more and more, there are a few old professor old doctor sighed:! “If all diseases have a shot a few years pediatric patients have not the” when physicians grapefruit recommends flu vaccination, you also believe that physicians in selling it?
The Day After Tomorrow, if we can, “flu disaster” multi-learn anything, the first thing is not to overlook the “flu”; second thing is, from today, to find out “cold” with the “flu” is a completely different diseases; the third thing is, every year the flu vaccine to fight it!