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Why The Next FLU Could KILL YOU! – Facts in 5

(coughs) – Ah, everyone’s favorite
past time, the flu. Alright, well it sucks. But at least you get to
lay in bed all day and veg while watching some Netflix. But have you ever
wondered what is the flu? Like why do we get it as humans? Well, in this Facts in Five, I’m going to explain everything
that you need to know about the flu in five minutes or less so that hopefully, you can avoid it. The flu may seem like just an annoyance or maybe even an excuse
to miss work or school. But the truth is it should
definitely be taken seriously, and for reasons that
you might not realize. So if you think you knew
everything about the flu, keep watching because this
is going to surprise you. This is Facts in Five, all about the flu. So what is the flu? A virus that attacks the
lungs, nose, and throat. The flu is a highly
contagious respiratory illness that ranges in severity, from a sickness that bothers
you just a little bit to one that can be so severe that in rare cases, it can absolutely kill you. Human beings contract
the flu through contact with the influenza virus. And once infected, opens up
the door to other infections including pneumonia and
other lung infections that can be devastating
in the upper airway. In short, yes, the flu
is an inconvenience, but it can be a dangerous,
life threatening virus that should be prevented and
avoided whenever possible. And you thought it was
just a little sniffle. Who does the flu affect? Believe it or not, thousands and thousands of people have actually lost their lives due to the unpredictability
of the influenza virus. This is because some people
are much more susceptible to it than others, including the elderly, young children, pregnant women, and those who suffer from
other health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and respiratory illnesses like asthma. Complications which can lead
to severe internal damage and even death tend to more
so affect seniors over 65, people with weakened immune systems, and children under the age of seven. So if you’re in that middle group, you’re not likely to die from it. This is why there’s such a
large campaign every year for people to get their flu shot. Where does the flu come from? Watching this video (coughs). No, I’m just kidding (laughs). As we’ve already discussed, the flu is unpredictable. And with that uncertainty
comes the possibility that you’re actually spreading the virus before you even know that you have it. See, the flu is spread through
internal contact with fluids produced by the infected
person’s respiratory system. Yeah, that’s right. When you get the flu, it’s likely because droplets
from another person’s body have found their way into yours. (gags) That’s kind of gross. This can occur for many reasons, when you speak, cough, sneeze, or… (puckering) kiss. Sometimes the virus can even make its way through our clothing and hands by touching someone who’s infected or a surface that a
person that is infected has recently touched, like a work phone, or a keyboard, or even someone’s cellphone. After that, a simple touch of
the eyes or rub of the nose, and the infection has found
its way into your body. At that point, it’s your
immune system’s fight. Better hope it’s trained like Rocky, or you’re gonna be pukin’ for a while. So when do you know that you have the flu? Well, most times it’s pretty obvious, but we won’t get into
the specifics of that. As the flu virus attacks
your respiratory system, a number of symptoms can
start to reveal themselves. These are generally pretty obvious, like a sore throat, a cough, being stuffy, congested, or having a runny nose, aches throughout your body including head and muscle fatigue, fever, chills, and well,
even vomiting and diarrhea. Yeah, but like I said, you can spread the flu to other people without even know that you have it. So if you’re feeling
more sluggish than usual, it might be worth a trip to
the doctor, just to be safe. Why is it that some can avoid the flu? Well, according to many
scientists and doctors, getting the flu shot is the best way to avoid contracting the virus. However, if you don’t like
needles, myself included, there are many other
ways to stop influenza. For instance, taking the
care to wash your hands as often as possible will greatly prevent the
spreading of the disease. Also, making sure that you
sneeze into your shirt or coat is a very common and very helpful way to stop the spread of the disease. And of course, if you’re
sick, don’t be a jerk. Stay home from school or work. Don’t get other people sick. Just deal with it yourself and move on. Just don’t spread it to other people ’cause ain’t nobody got time for the flu. And that’s it. Hopefully you guys stay away from the flu. But if you got something
out of this video, be sure to click that Like button. And be sure to subscribe to my channel so that you can catch my next video. That’s it, be well. Make sure you don’t cough on me, ’cause I got videos to make. Love your faces. Bye.

100 thoughts on “Why The Next FLU Could KILL YOU! – Facts in 5

  1. Contracting the flu is actually beneficial for your immune system and staying clean all the time makes the flu stronger and our immune systems weaker… Antibiotics are also a bad idea since we then just breed superbugs that are immune and will kill us… Guys getting sick is not a bad thing just deal with it and move on.

  2. from CBC Canada flu vax In fall 2015 was effective In only 15%. VAX GAVE the flu to 85% of patients.
    3 years In a row of fluvax can augment by 30% your chances of Alzheimer. No extra memory to spare so I Will pass.!no thanks!

  3. from CBC Canada flu vax In fall 2015 was effective In only 15%. VAX GAVE the flu to 85% of patients.
    3 years In a row of fluvax can augment by 30% your chances of Alzheimer. No extra memory to spare so I Will pass.!no thanks!

  4. flu shots 15% efficient. gives flu to 85%. 3 years In ร  row and 30%ote chances with Alzheimer! bingo!

  5. Ah! When Matt coughed I was yawning so my mouth was open! Oh God, I think I feel a fever coming

  6. flu and colds are the easiest to catch. expecialy in rich countries because i think in places where there is modern medicine we become careless about hand washing and yet drinking clean water and good old fashion hand washing is free and there are no siฤ‘e affects unlike modern medicina which rich countries depend too much on but can't miss work. people can't always miss work so i try to sneeze in a paper towl which we can toss away.

  7. I've never gotten the flu, even when I didn't get a shot once, and I never get simple things. I have a very strong immune system :/

  8. Omg when he coughed I actually backed up! "Where does the flu come from?" "Here" Cough Me: Oh Shit! I'm gonna die! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  9. 2:54

    Probably the best defense against it. Building your immune system. I personally do not want to live in a future where I fear contracting a flu virus…and my immune system not even knowing what to do if it's never fought it before, or lost it's memory on what steps to take on how to fight influenza. It's a good idea to wash your hands, but not so much where your hands literally crack and bleed.

  10. Whenever I got sick my parents always said "spread the love" then sent me to school or whatever. Now that is the excuse I use whenever i'm out of the house when i'm sick. "I'm spreading the love".

  11. There are now nasal sprays for the flu instead of needles. You should do a amazing fact about the difference between the flu and a cold. Everybody who's been out for couple days swears that they have the flu

  12. I think getting the vaccine is the best way because if you wash your hands too often you can get contact dermatitis witch is short term so it takes a few days or weeks to heal how I know I currently have it I washed my hands to much and I got and its feels annoying I got a rash on my hands it burns and itches and my skin feels weird relife is lotion I think

  13. your muscles actually ache because of vomiting because when you vomit all your muscles tense it is basic human anatomy

  14. oh god he coughed on me
    ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ต*throws up*

  15. I always wash my hands even for no reason I don't even pay intention I just end up washing my hands I always have hand sanitizer and sometimes I wear gloves for no reason too

  16. thought I was over the flu but still have cough and throat problems, Been told there's a lot of people with flu right now, there's no real cure other than rest and in worse cases this could last MONTHS.


  17. I have the flu and i play in the bball championship tomorrow. Should i play id hate to miss my last bball game this once in a lifetime oppurtunity

  18. one time I had the flu, I vomited and I felt like a thousand needles have been dipped into nitrogen and stabbed in my back.

  19. I found out I had the flu for 3 days and on the second day I didnโ€™t know so I had a party and the way we greet people is by giving them a kiss on the cheek…. letโ€™s just say that on the third day ,the day I found out I had the flu, everyone I made contact with got the flu. At first I thought it was the cold but after I tested positive for flu I realized I got almost everyone sick in my family. Fml

  20. It is2018 and I have the flu OMG๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

  21. Iโ€™m reading this while Iโ€™m 3 days sick and Iโ€™ve tried most medications and nothing is working, I havenโ€™t been eating and Iโ€™ll getting sicker by the moment… any suggestions?

  22. Or be me!!! I've never had such a thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€ NO TO THE FLU. NO ๐Ÿคฎ๐Ÿคฎ๐Ÿคฎ๐Ÿคฎ๐Ÿคฎ๐Ÿคฎ๐Ÿคฎ๐Ÿคฎ๐Ÿคฎ๐Ÿคฎ๐Ÿคฎ๐Ÿคฎ๐Ÿคข๐Ÿคข๐Ÿคข๐Ÿคข๐Ÿคข๐Ÿคข

  23. Welp guess Iโ€™m dying. I got diagnosed yesterday sept 12 with influenza b and am the first in my county to have an outbreak. We donโ€™t even have our flu shots out yet and somehow I got it. My ribs are KILLING me! Every time I breathe I feel like someone broke all my ribs. No respiratory problems they only found that I had an ear infection and so my only symptoms are body aches (like 12/10 pain) and fever.

  24. My sister she got the flu shot and she got the flu multiple times. I never got the flu shot and I still haven't had the flu.

  25. My mom had the flu last month but nobody else in my household got it I was sick a day or so after she was diagnosed but a trip to the doctor told me it was just allergies so I got lucky

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