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The 'flu virus operates in general the same way any other virus does, by invading the hosts cells, and mounting a takeover and reordering the cell to make copies of Flu viruses just love epithelial respiratory tract cells, cells that line the nose, throat, windpipe and lungs. In fact, it adores these cells and spends much of its time infecting them, which is why with 'flu you get a cough, running nose, sore throat etc. Sometimes it also likes to attack muscle cells,( usually associated with joint) which is why you feel so achy with 'flu. The high fever associated with 'flu is the body’s way of fighting the infection, virus/bacteria don't like operating at higher temperatures, unfortunately nor do we!! It can also infect the cells of the intestinal tract, particularly in children, which leads to vomiting and diarrhea.
Oh Yuk!!!!!!!! [xx(]Well I guess we should be greatful that you picked the bogies out first...!!!I have often wondered what the point of men's long nasal hair is, and the earbeards that they grow too.
Quote from: Variola on 30/04/2009 23:22:38Oh Yuk!!!!!!!! [xx(]Well I guess we should be greatful that you picked the bogies out first...!!!I have often wondered what the point of men's long nasal hair is, and the earbeards that they grow too. Ear beards im only just getting over the fact that i have to trim my nose hair, and now you tell me im gonna get a beard around my ears.
I keep my ear and nose beards properly cropped.
Let it grow! When this swine flu business is over, cut it off!
I don't know about nasal hair but the majority of what's written about the flu in the quote at the top of the thread is utter rubbish and should be disregarded. Flu does not, for instance, "attack muscles" to provoke the common symptom of myalgia - this is an immunological effect.
Variola. If you make wild statements, not based on certain knowledge, you may expect a bit of a vigorous reply. I never had Chris down as a dangerous dog! If you are not sure of your facts then pose your ideas a a question and you will be treated more gently.Remember "Fools rush in where wise men fear to tread"