Shanghai government says 1918 "Spanish" flu had "little effect" in China due to traditional medicine and genetics. Recommends flu vaccine consideration for risk groups only. Promotes traditional medicinal herbs and good life style practices to prevent and treat flu.


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How to distinguish between the common cold and influenza epidemic
Published :2013 -03-14
  Seasonal Jingzhe has expired, will be a cold spring returns to the earth, climate warming, but turns warm again, slightly inattentive. The cold can be said to be one of the most common, the most common diseases. Under normal circumstances, people are cold and rarely think to go to the hospital for treatment, usually eat a little medicine, pay attention to rest, one to two weeks to heal. Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Affiliated Yueyang Hospital Respiratory Medicine, MD, deputy director Zhang Yi seems really do not deliberately treatment of the common cold, but pay attention to the difference between the common cold and influenza epidemic, but also pay attention to the common cold long illness, and may lead to other disease.   Zhang Yi, the difference between the common cold and influenza , the common cold and influenza epidemic are cold, the symptoms also have certain similarities, but have different causes, symptoms and treatment, should be careful to distinguish between. The common cold is mainly due to the body's own immune system decline, caused by rhinovirus, coronavirus and parainfluenza virus infection. Generally people think that the cold weather likely to lead to a cold, Zhang Yi, this is a misunderstanding, she said, easily lead to cold is not cold or hot, non-evil, that is, not when the season proper temperature often cause cold, as the spring should be warm, anti-cold, the winter should Haner anti temperature, are cause colds. Pandemic flu is caused pathogenic microorganisms influenza viruses, such as influenza A H1N1. The common cold and influenza epidemic have upper respiratory symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose symptoms, but specifically they have significantly different. The symptoms of the common cold, cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, chest tightness and other mainly mild symptoms of the body. Pandemic flu apart from mild upper respiratory tract symptoms, systemic symptoms, often accompanied by fever, headache, malaise, muscle aches. Another common cold contagious lighter and heavier infectious pandemic flu, pandemic flu outbreak occur often in the state.   After suffering from the common cold, generally do not need to the hospital, but if a long illness, caused by myocarditis and other diseases, we must promptly to the hospital for treatment. The common cold, there are self-limiting, generally even without medication, would also eliminate one to two weeks. The common cold medicine can often relieve cold symptoms, patients should pay attention to the amount of non-overdose. During the common cold to drink more water, more attention to the rest. Seasonal influenza should be heart   unless it is a mild flu pandemic flu is rare , generally popular cold easily cause more complications, such as sinusitis, otitis media, laryngitis, bronchitis, and pneumonia and other patients should go to the hospital for regular treatment.   Zhang Yi massive flu outbreaks are rare in the history of mankind, the most famous is the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. The flu did not originate in Spain, was when the First World War, the belligerent government do not want the reported influenza losses to the enemy in order to inspire, Spain is not a belligerent, so permissibility suffered severe influenza invasion news. Spanish influenza epidemic lasted a year, spread to most regions of the world, more than 20 million deaths in Europe at that time the population of 100 million, is human since the European Black Death, death due to some kind of disease the most populous.   Despite Throughout the history of human influenza, seems to have taken place in the West, Zhang Yi believes that the spread of influenza, regardless of region and race, the 20th century, also occurs in Asia, several influenza.

It is said that the Spanish flu was also spread to China, was presumably related to the application of Chinese medicine and the Chinese people, and thus has little effect in China.   

Zhang Yi, Chinese medicine to enhance immunity, prevention and treatment of influenza is indeed role. Chinese medicine Astragalus, Atractylodes, wind and other materials immunomodulatory agents have a certain effect on the prevention and treatment of influenza.   Large-scale pandemic flu outbreak is very rare in the history of mankind, in general, we should be careful to seasonal influenza, that throughout the year, regardless of geographical influenza epidemic. How to combat the pandemic flu   since the seasonal flu throughout the year will happen, it seems a little hard to detect. Zhang Yi summarized the theory of Chinese medicine prevention principle, the vital qi evil can not be dry; virtual thief evil wind, to avoid the sometimes. Means to enhance their resistance to diseases, to avoid the invasion of the external environment. From exercise, diet, rest three aspects to achieve its disease resistance, Zhang Yi recommend three to five times in 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise should be a week, to pay attention to nutritional balance in the diet, while maintaining a positive state of mind, and to maintain adequate sleep good.   

Can be selected For some influenza high-risk groups, such as pregnant women, children and the elderly, influenza vaccination to prevent influenza. However, influenza vaccination there are a lot of taboos, not all populations for vaccination should consult your doctor, on time and according to the provisions of vaccination.

Cold Diet Tips:   30 grams of   onions with black bean soup onions, SSP 10 grams, ginger, 3, 30 ml of rice wine brewed Cheng Tang, this soup has a divergent cold, qi and in effect, applies to exogenous cold chills fever, headache, nasal congestion, cough and other symptoms.   The Onion porridge   Congbai 10 grams, 50 grams of rice, sugar amount, brewed into a porridge. With the relieving cold and stomach fill the efficacy. Suitable for cold cold, headache, nasal congestion, fever, no sweat, face edema, indigestion and other symptoms.

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