By Rachael Vorwerk,
2 Aug, 2017
Does getting a flu shot make you sick? Can exercise help you get over your cold faster? Our quiz will help you sort fact from fiction.
5th August 2017 at 11:12 pm
Wow.. ask most women Man Flu is alive and thriving..
4th August 2017 at 10:03 pm
Sorry, but I found this quiz to be very poorly worded; too many unqualified closed questions!
4th August 2017 at 3:54 pm
haha i don,t get the flu and i dont get the flu shots either
4th August 2017 at 3:58 pm
dont get head aches tooth aches
4th August 2017 at 7:22 am
People need to educate themselves and keep up with new discoveries and research. Articles like this may help
3rd August 2017 at 10:05 pm
I thought Relenza needed to be taken within a certain number or hours/days to be effective? This isn’t mentioned here. If its true, then it should be mentioned in the interests of full disclosure. And if I’m wrong, it might need to be debunked in the comments above. 🙂
4th August 2017 at 3:52 pm
Thanks for your comment! We’ve reached out to our scientists for some information.
Relenza shortens the duration and severity of flu by a small amount in otherwise healthy adults. That’s because by the time you realise you have the flu the replication process is well under way so there’s not a lot Relenza can do to help. However, for the elderly, pregnant women, children, and immune-compromised people, shutting down flu even at this late stage can save them from it developing into a life-threatening disease. Also, if there is ever an outbreak of a deadly strain like “Spanish Flu” it’s worthwhile having Relenza around. You’ll still get sick but may not die. You can find more information about our Relenza flu drug here: https://www.csiro.au/en/Research/MF/Areas/Biomedical/Drug-discovery/relenza
We’ve also updated the question in the quiz and add in more information for clarification. We hope that clears a few things up!
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4th August 2017 at 6:17 pm
Gee, Ellen, H1N1 (1918 “Spanish” flu) has been back several times, but not with the high population densities created by Army camps, malnutrition created by WW1. Then there were the specific people this particular flu targeted. Go for vaccination, the Govt has stockpiled Relenza.
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