Influenza Singapore: Influenza: Flu/influenza symptoms, signs, vaccination, prevention, prophylaxis & treatment with Tamiflu® & Relenza®. clinic, Singapore. Private and confidential service. Definitions, references, and latest news.
Table of contents
- Influenza (Flu)
- Influenza Symptoms
- Influenza Treatment
- Influenza Vaccine
- Influenza Vaccine History
- 2009 Influenza Pandemic
- 2009 Influenza Pandemic Vaccine
ReferencesInfluenza Symptoms Influenza Treatment
Depending on your situation, there are a number of ways of managing influenza.
- Pre-exposure vaccination - with the influenza vaccine
- Post-exposure prevention - If exposed to the flu virus, but has not yet developed symptoms, one may take TamifluŽ (oseltamivir) or Relenza® (zanamivir) as prophylaxis in an attempt to prevent an infection.
- Disease treatment - If one has has already started having flu, and has developed influenza symptoms, They may be alleviated with appropriate treatment. Additionally, one can take TamifluŽ (oseltamivir) or Relenza® (zanamivir) as treatment to shorten the course of the disease and reduce the severity of the symptoms.
For Flu Treatment:
Take 1 dose, twice daily, for 5 days
For Flu Prevention (prophylaxis):
Take 1 dose, once daily, for 10 days
Adults and Children
13 yrs. and older 1 Dose = One 75 mg capsule
For Flu Treatment
for adults and children >5 years of age:
Administer 2 inhalations, twice daily, for 5 days
For Flu Prevention (prophylaxis)
for adults and juveniles >12 years of age:
Administer 2 inhalations, once daily, for 10 days
ReferencesInfluenza Vaccine is IN STOCK!
Check out our vaccine page for dosage schedule and pricing.
Questions and Answers
Question: I am travelling overseas a few weeks from now. When is a good time for me to get the flu vaccine? Shall I have the flu vaccine a week or so just before the overseas trip?
Answer: No. You should have the flu vaccine as soon as possible. The longer the time before the trip, the more time your body would have to react to the vaccination, and build up your immunity against the seasonal flu. And hence provide you better protection during your overseas trip.
Question: Why should I be vaccinated with the seasonal flu vaccine?
Answer: It is worthwhile to be vaccinated against the seasonal flu viruses, as they are the ones which are responsible for the majority of the flu related morbidity and mortality, due to the accompanying opportunistic infections and complications. Every year, worldwide, seasonal flu is responsible for 500 million to 1 billion infections, and 250,000 to 500,000 deaths.
ReferencesInfluenza Vaccine History
History of past WHO seasonal influenza vaccine composition recommendations
### influenza vaccine history stub ###
- Influenza Research Database - WHO Vaccine Recommendation Page
- Formal WHO recommendations first issued in 1973; beginning 1999 there have been two recommendations per year, one for the northern hemisphere (N) and the other for the southern hemisphere (S).
The name of the disease has changed from "Swine Flu" to "Influenza A (H1N1)" and now to "Pandemic (H1N1) 2009". Now,
- "pandemic (H1N1) 2009" refers to the disease, and
- "pandemic H1N1/09 virus" refers to the agent.
- WHO | Pandemic (H1N1) 2009
- CDC 2009 H1N1 Flu
- International Agencies Try to End Flu Naming Wars
- Transcript of virtual press conference with Dr Keiji Fukuda, Assistant Director-General ad Interim for Health Security and Environment, World Health Organization 7 July 2009
- WHAT THE GENERAL PUBLIC MUST KNOW ABOUT PANDEMIC INFLUENZA H1N1 2009
- The 2009 Influenza Pandemic: An Overview