Flu Articles A-Z
1918 Flu - Avian Flu Information
This page contains links to eMedTV Flu Articles containing information on subjects from 1918 Flu to Avian Flu Information. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
Descriptions of Articles
- 1918 Flu
The 1918 flu caused the highest number of known flu deaths worldwide, estimated at 50 million to 100 million people. This eMedTV article includes information and statistics related to this flu and explores whether it could happen again.
- Acute Pharyngitis
A sore throat that lasts for a brief period of time is known medically as acute pharyngitis. This eMedTV Web resource provides more detailed information on this throat condition, including various causes and possible symptoms.
- Antibiotics for Sinus Infections
Amoxicillin, Bactrim, and Septra are just a few of the antibiotics that may be used to treat sinusitis. This eMedTV Web page takes a closer look at treating sinus infections with antibiotics, including what to do if your symptoms are not getting better.
- Antiviral Drugs
Antiviral drugs, such as Tamiflu, can be used to prevent the flu. As this eMedTV page explains, these medications can also reduce the duration of flu symptoms. This article discusses antiviral medications, including uses, side effects, and precautions.
- Avian (Bird) Flu
Avian (bird) flu is caused by influenza viruses that occur naturally in certain types of birds. This page in the eMedTV library discusses this strain of flu in detail, including symptoms, transmission methods, and possible vaccines.
- Avian Flu
The avian flu, while rare in humans, is becoming endemic in Asia and Europe. This segment of the eMedTV Web site discusses the H5N1 strain of avian flu in birds and humans, including how it is transmitted and possible vaccines.
- Avian Flu Information
Also known as "bird flu," avian flu can cause respiratory problems and other symptoms in humans. This eMedTV page offers more information on avian flu, with a link to a full-length article on this topic.