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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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AF and AF-adjusted prevalence of influenza viruses among participants in a study of the AF of influenza virus detection to mild and severe respiratory illnesses, Klerksdorp and Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, May 2012-April 2016 * Total AF-adjusted Category AF, % (95% CI) prev, % Outpatients with influenza-like illness Age, y ([dagger]) <1 96.
We wanted to describe the clinical characteristics of pregnant women with influenza-like illness.
Compared with recent influenza seasons, this season had a higher percentage of outpatient visits for influenza-like illness, higher rates of hospitalizations, and more deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza.
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.
A controlled study in long-term care hospitals has recently shown that staff vaccination programs were associated with reduced mortality in residents and reduced "proportions of patients developing suspected viral illness or influenza-like illness.
As of January 11, 2013, 24 states and New York City were reporting high levels of influenza-like illness, 16 states were reporting moderate levels, five states were reporting low levels, and one state was reporting minimal levels (3).
Washington -- Two doses of influenza vaccine were up to 55% effective against influenza-like illness and 85% effective against pneumonia or flu in children, Mandy Allison, M.
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.
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.
Since October 2, the weekly percentage of outpatient visits for influenza-like illness (ILI) ** reported each week by the approximately 1,500 U.
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).