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1 COLD VS FLU VACCINATIONS Nicole Marincola Brandon Giesen Ryan Brydzinski

2 WHAT IS A COLD? The common cold is a viral infectious disease of the upper respiratory tract.  Symptoms last usually 7-10 days in some cases 3 weeks  Symptoms can be felt 1-4 days after catching the virus  Starting with a burning sensation in the nose or throat  Most contagious when feeling tired and unwell  Well over 200 viruses are implicated  The most common strands are:  Rhinoviruses

3 COLD SYMPTOMS Runny nose Stuffy nose Nasal Congestion Sore throat Fever

4 TREATMENT/CURE  No cure for the common cold  Symptoms can be treated with general medicine  On average adults get 2-3 colds a years  Children get 6-12  Once you get one particular strand of the cold you are immuned to it.

5 PREVENTION Wash hands- Cover mouth when coughing / sneezing Wipe down eating area Keep hands away from face especially eyes and mouth

6 WHAT IS THE FLU? Influenza virus is one of the most changeable viruses. It is constantly changing There are three types of viruses:  Type A- divided into subtypes and be found world wide. H1N1, H1N2, H3N2  Type B- Outbreaks can cause epidemics. Symptoms are usually more mild than Type A  Type C- No epidemics just mild respiratory infections

7 FLU SYMPTOMS 100 degree or higher temperature OR feeling feverish Cough and or sore throat Runny or stuffy nose Headaches and or body aches Chills Fatigue Nausea or vomiting and diarrhea (most common in children)


9 Are Respiratory VIRUSES: Viruses are a capsule of protein that contains genetic material. Must infect a living cell to reproduce itself. It is difficult to distinguish between the two!


11 ACTIVITY 1.Line up single file facing front 2.Left side is COLD 3.Right side is FLU A. If word, phrase, symptom etc. refers to a cold jump to the left. B. “ “ refers to the flu jump to the right C. If it refers to both or could be both then put on foot on the left and one foot on the right and yell “you got me” really loud

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