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.
- 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.