Influenza is extremely widespread. This is one of the most common infectious diseases - 95% of people who consulted doctors about infections suffer from the flu. Influenza epidemics - a cyclical phenomenon that returns every year. Typically, the beginning is in September, and the peak is from February to March. Influenza is transmitted from person to person - and is transmitted quite easily. The main mode of transmission is airborne, but the flu is also transmitted by domestic means. For infection, 0.0001 ml of nasopharyngeal secretion is enough - this is a microscopic droplet that is almost impossible to make out. In addition, the flu virus is very tenacious - it retains its virulence for many hours. For example, in air, the virus remains active for up to 9 hours, on tissue for up to 12 hours, and for plastic for up to two days.
Symptoms of influenza: what are there, how to recognize the flu by the first signs and begin to treat it?
If you suspect you have contracted the flu, the first thing to do is to see a doctor and get tested. Only in this way it is possible to determine what type of infection is, which drugs will help to overcome it, and also to find out if there are any bacterial complications. You can start taking medications only after a diagnosis is made, but non-drug methods should be used immediately after you feel unwell.