“International Medical Service in Egypt.”

Influenza A and Influenza B

Influenza is a highly contagious, epidemic to pandemic acute respiratory disease caused by several genera of Orthomyxoviridae family. The most common genera associated with human diseases are Influenza A and Influenza B.

Influenza A are the main human pathogens associated with epidemics &pandemics. There are many types of Influenza A such as: H1N1 (Swine flu), H5N1 (Avian flu), H2N2, H3N2.

Influenza B is only one subtype and is not severe as type A.

Clinical symptoms and signs of Influenza infection begin after 1-4 day incubation period and include cough, fever, myalgia and malaise. The clinical presentation of influenza can range from asymptomatic infection to fatal pneumonia. Rapid influenza detection tests facilitate the more timely administration of antiviral drugs. Which, in general, are of clinical benefit when administered within 48 hours of the appearance of symptoms. Not all antiviral drugs are effective against both influenza A and influenza B; therefore it is important to distinguish between the two.

Influenza A & Influenza B viral antigens can be detected in nasal wash, nasopharyngeal aspirate, nasopharyngeal swabs and nasal swabs.

Influenza A and Influenza B  is now available at Alfa Laboratories. Results can be obtained in the same day.
joomla wellnessLorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s...