(redirected from influenza-like illness)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


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.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000

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 Dream Encyclopedia, Second Edition © 2009 Visible Ink Press®. All rights reserved.


The state of being sick.
A sickness, disease, or disorder.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


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.
Bedside Dream Dictionary by Silvana Amar Copyright © 2007 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Outpatient Influenza-Like Illness Surveillance Network [ILI-Net]); 3) mortality (the National Center for Health Statistics Mortality Surveillance System and influenza-associated pediatric mortality reports); 4) hospitalizations (FluSurv-NET, which includes the Emerging Infections Program and surveillance in three additional states); and 5) summary of the geographic spread of influenza (state and territorial epidemiologist reports).
"We wanted to describe the clinical characteristics of pregnant women with influenza-like illness. We then compared their clinical symptoms with those of women with confirmed H1N1," Rouse said.
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. In addition, those with blood samples available had higher levels of flu antibodies at birth and at 2 to 3 months than babies born to unvaccinated women.
Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance Network (ILINet) for influenza-like illness ([section][section]) (ILI) ranged from 1.3% to 7.7% (Figure 4).
Published RR estimates for GBS with respect to influenza vaccination and influenza-like illness are listed in online Technical Appendix Table 1.
This retrospective survey of patients hospitalized for at least 24 hours for treatment of influenza-like illness included 272 patients who were given a diagnosis of H1N1 influenza, based on real-time, reverse-transcriptase, polymerase chain reaction assay.
"By pooling data from four influenza seasons, we were able to provide a longerterm view of the impact of (influenza-like illness) among college students and the benefits of vaccination that might be realized in this population."
An influenza-like illness was reported by 17.1 percent of the study participants, and was responsible for 39 percent of all work days lost.
The percentage of outpatient visits for influenza-like illness continued to decrease in all surveillance areas during the week ending Jan.
Influenza-like illness was defined by (1) the presence or history of fever (oral temperature > 37.7 [degrees] C), (2) two respiratory symptoms (cough, nasal obstruction, sore throat, hoarseness, or chest pain), and (3) at least one of the following: myalgias, headaches, chills, or anorexia.
Outpatient Influenza-Like Illness Surveillance Network (ILINet) indicated that the weekly percentage of outpatient visits to health care providers for influenza-like illness (ILI) ([dagger][dagger]) remained below the national baseline ([section][section]) of 2.1% and ranged from 0.7% to 1.2%.
We conducted a retrospective cohort study to evaluate 3 issues: 1) adherence of clinicians to national recommendations for use of osteltamivir among patients with suspected or confirmed influenza virus infection; 2) appropriateness of patient selection for diagnostic testing; and 3) the likelihood of clinicians to prescribe antiviral drug therapy for persons with known influenza-like illness (ILI) or lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI), 2 conditions for which CDC specifically recommended antiviral drug therapy.