A, B, H7N9, H5N1, H1N1..what??

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-13-2012
A, B, H7N9, H5N1, H1N1..what??
Sun, 04-14-2013 - 10:27am

Does anyone keep up with these flu numbers? Isn't the flu the flu? Don't you have the same symptoms with any of them?

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-23-2013
Mon, 04-15-2013 - 9:52am

I don't really pay attention to all that. They say if you keep your hands washed you can avoid most of this kind of thing anyways.

Community Leader
Registered: 07-25-2000
Thu, 05-02-2013 - 2:47pm

Some strains of the flu are more deadly than others. The current vaccine does not protect against all of them.

It is true that good hygiene can go a long way to preventing you from getting the flu.

Here is some information about the latest bird flu: http://www.ivillage.com/should-i-be-worried-about-bird-flu/4-a-534483?nlcid=ht|05-02-2013|&_mid=823836&_rid=823836.5802.10429