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Seasonal Flu

09 May, 2017


 
Seasonal Flu - Symptoms and Prevention

Flu is an infection of the respiratory tract caused by a virus. The virus spreads through coughing and sneezing, and can settle on doorknobs, furniture and other objects.

About Seasonal Flu

  • Flu season begins in July-August and November-December. 
  • The virus spreads through coughing and sneezing, and can settle on doorknobs, furniture and other objects.
  • Touching these infected objects, and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes can easily pass on the infection to you. 
  • The infection lasts for a few days and affects young children, the elderly and people with a weak immune system. 

How can you prevent the flu?

  • A flu shot is the best way to prevent the flu. 
  • Young children and the elderly, and people with diabetes, asthma, kidney problems, cardiovascular ailments and smokers have weak immunity and must take the vaccine. 
  • One dose of the vaccine can protect you for an entire year. 
 
 
 

Symptoms of flu

 
Symptom 1 - High fever

High fever

Symptom 2 - Headache

Headache

Symptom 3 - Runny or stuffy nose

Runny or stuffy nose

Symptom 4 - Sneezing

Sneezing

Symptom 5 - Cough, which often becomes severe

Cough, which often becomes severe

Symptom 6 - Severe aches and pains

Severe aches and pains

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