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decompression sickness

, illness
a disorder characterized by severe pain in muscles and joints, cramp, and difficulty in breathing, caused by a sudden and sustained decrease in air pressure, resulting in the deposition of nitrogen bubbles in the tissues


the state of feeling physically or emotionally unwell or sick, and, as such, different from having or suffering from a disease. The word ‘ill’ originally meant ‘evil’ or ‘morally harmful’. Although they are not completely different categories, sociologists distinguish between illness as a social category, and disease as a medical category The latter refers to clinical conditions and pathologies which are described, classified and published as a branch of medical expertise. Illness refers to the subjective experience of sickness, disease or bad health, and to socially and culturally generated and expressed concepts of physical, social and psychological abnormality. See also SICK ROLE, TRIVIAL CONSULTATION, SYMPTOM ICEBERG, SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS.

What does it mean when you dream about illness?

Dreams of illness may suggest that the dreamer should pay attention to health matters especially to the areas of the body revealed in the dream. (See also Infection, Vaccination).


The state of being sick.
A sickness, disease, or disorder.


If you are ill in your dream, please pay attention to your health. At times our unconscious gives us warnings before we are consciously aware of any symptoms. Emotional health can also be included in such dreams, so take care of your relationships and express your feelings in positive ways. If someone you care about is ill in your dream, maybe you are concerned about losing the support and love of that person.
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We wanted to describe the clinical characteristics of pregnant women with influenza-like illness.
Although the use of antivirals is usually recommended, few studies have assessed whether the early use of these agents after the onset of an influenza-like illness prevents illness, attenuates symptoms, shortens the duration of illness, or decreases mortality in the LTCF setting.
99% of patients with a positive test for influenza met CDC-defined criteria for influenza-like illness (ILI)
Infants whose mothers were vaccinated had a 41 percent lower risk of laboratory-confirmed influenza virus infection and a 39 percent reduced risk of hospitalisation from influenza-like illness.
physicians see roughly 90 million patients with an influenza-like illness, but only a third of these (about 30 million in a typical year) actually have influenza.
The 2003-2004 trivalent inactivated flu vaccine has had little or no effectiveness against influenza-like illness circulating this year, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Enhanced surveillance for influenza-like illness and pneumonia of unknown origin was established in China after the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) (9).
Thus, for CEP data reporting," he says "patients were considered to have an influenza-like illness when fever was present along with one or more of the following: upper respiratory infection, cough, sore throat, or nasal congestion.
Preliminary guidelines for the prevention and control of influenza-like illness among passengers and crew members on cruise ships.