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Cold,Fever,Flu,Cough : Health & Medical
WebMD explains what pandemics, epidemics, and outbreaks are, how they are classified, and how to prevent getting a contagious diseases such as the flu and SARS.
The flu is a viral disease that affects 10 to 20 percent of the U.S. population annually. The most effective weapon against the disease is to get vaccinated. However, vaccine shortages sometimes mean you need to rely on other effective weapons to prevent the flu. In this case, wash your hands, pract
The gastric flu---also known as gastroenteritis or "stomach flu"---is actually not related to the flu virus, which is an upper respiratory infection. Viruses such as the norovirus or rotavirus, as well as bacteria from food poisoning, can cause the symptoms associated with the "stomach flu."
There are more than 200 viruses, including the rhinovirus, that can cause the common cold. It takes eight to 12 hours for a virus to incubate once it enters your nose.
Comparing the symptoms of the common cold, seasonal flu and H1N1 swine flu. Learn the symptoms of all three of these illnesses and figure out if you could have a cold, the seasonal flu or H1N1 swine flu.
IntroductionA dry cough, otherwise known as a "non-productive cough," can be one of the most frustrating ailments you can experience. A dry cough is a throat condition that is accompanied by a constant dry and itchy feeling deep in your throat. This can irritate your throat and cause it...
Coughing is common when the throat is irritated or inflamed, and when the throat or lungs have foreign material or mucus to be expelled. Allergies, colds and other viruses, and general irritants such as breathing in smoke or pollutants can cause coughing. Several natural home remedies are cough-reli