In the middle of the cold season, we dedicate this month to go deeper into the Flu, caused by a virus (Influenza) that mainly attacks the upper respiratory tract-nose, throat and bronchial tubes and also, although more rarely, the lungs.

The infection usually lasts a week. Characterized at the beginning by high fever, myalgia, headaches and great discomfort, non-productive cough, sore throat and rhinitis, most people recover in a week or two without requiring any medical treatment. For children, the elderly and people with lung conditions, diabetes, cancer, kidney conditions or heart problems, this virus can cause complications such as pneumonia, and even death.

Normally, influenza viruses that cause disease in humans are divided into two groups: A and B. Group A is divided into 2 important subtypes for humans: A (H3N2) and A (H1N1). H3N2 is directly associated with most deaths.

Certest markets tests for the detection of influenza, through its Rapid Test and VIASURE families:

–  Rapid Test Influenza A + Influenza B

–  VIASURE Flu A+B Real Time PCR Detection Kit