Health care tips Top Leading Causes of Death Influenza


Classification : Influenzavirus A, Influenzavirus B, Influenzavirus C
Symptoms : Fever, Cough, Nasal congestion, Body aches, especially joints
Causes : Infection, H5N1
Prevention : Vaccination, Infection control
Death per Year
(in millions)
: 0.87
Description: Influenza, usually referred to as the flu, is an infectious disease caused by RNA viruses of the family Orthomyxoviridae. In more serious cases, influenza causes pneumonia, which can be fatal, mainly for the young and the elderly. Although it is often puzzled with other influenza-like illnesses, especially the common cold, influenza is a more harsh disease than the common cold and is caused by a different type of virus.