How long is someone contagious with flu type A?
When Flu Spreads Most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick. Children and some people with weakened immune systems may pass the virus for longer than 7 days.
What is flu A vs B?
Influenza A vs. B symptoms
|Influenza A vs. B symptoms|
|Influenza A||Influenza B|
|Runny nose Sore throat Fever Chills Body aches Cough Headaches Fatigue Chest discomfort||Runny nose Sore throat Fever Chills Body aches Cough Headaches Fatigue Chest discomfort (Symptoms can be less severe than influenza A)|
What is Type A flu?
What Is Type A Flu Virus? Type A flu or influenza A viruses are capable of infecting animals, although it is more common for people to suffer the ailments associated with this type of flu. Wild birds commonly act as the hosts for this flu virus.
Can you get influenza A twice?
The most worrisome part of a double-barreled flu season is that you can get sick twice. Just because you caught a B-strain flu doesn’t mean that you’re immune from the A strains. “There will be the rare person who gets two flu infections in the same season — one with B and one with H1N1,” Schaffner said.
How do you prevent getting the flu when a family member has it?
By practicing a few simple rules at home, you can help keep your family healthy and prevent the flu from spreading.
- Get vaccinated.
- Cover coughs and sneezes.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Wash your hands often.
- Limit contact with family members who are ill.
- Clean your home.
- Practice healthy habits.
How do you treat type A flu?
In some cases, influenza A symptoms can clear on their own with ample rest and fluid intake. In other cases, your doctor may prescribe antiviral medication to fight the infection. Common antiviral prescriptions include: zanamivir (Relenza)