Commonly known as ‘the flu’, influenza is a highly infectious disease that can be serious debilitating and affect the whole body. The flu is caused by a particular group of RNA viruses and is spread by infected people coughing or sneezing as well as from surfaces contaminated by respiratory secretions. So, it’s easy to catch and spread and hard to avoid.
Influenza is extremely infectious
Studies have shown that influenza can survive for:
One of the hardest things about stopping the spread of the flu is that people can be contagious a day before experiencing any symptoms. This means when people are out and about they could be spreading the virus before anyone knows they are unwell.
Book in and speak to one of our doctors about protecting yourself from the flu this year.