The symptoms of influenza A are the same as those encountered during a influenza seasonal. This disease is manifested mainly by a sudden high fever, sometimes accompanied by chills. However, if fever occurs in 93% of cases, it can sometimes be absent or moderate.
The other characteristic sign of the influenza A is a dry cough.
Headache, severe fatigue or even discomfort, aches or joint pain are also symptomatic of the disease. Most of the time, fever and fatigue appear suddenly.
Sore throat, coughing, sneezing, nasal discharge can also be a warning sign. Like nausea, diarrhea, shortness of breath and loss of appetite.
To note: a doctor can not differentiate the symptoms from the influenza Season A and blood tests will be needed to determine whether or not the patient has an virus H1N1.
If any of these symptoms occur, refer to the attending physician who will decide whether to give conventional treatment with paracetamol or antiviral therapy with Tamiflu or Relenza.
In case of breathing difficulties, chest pain, severe vomiting or confusion, emergency consultation is required by calling 15.
The incubation period of virus is 24 to 48 hours. A person with the influenza A is contagious 24 hours before developing the first signs of the disease for about seven days.