As we near October, it’s important for us to prepare for the increase in Flu cases. Flu season usually peaks between December and February and last until late May. To better prepare yourself this flu season, check out our Q&A’s to help keep you and your family healthy this flu season.
What is Influenza (flu)?
The flu is a contagious respiratory illness that is caused by influenza viruses and can cause mild to severe illnesses. Serious flu infections can result in hospitalization or death.
How does the flu spread?
Experts have stated that the flu viruses spread mainly through tiny droplets often spread when people who have the flu cough, sneeze, or talk. It is also possible to spread the flu from contaminated surfaces or objects.
What are flu symptoms to look out for?
The flu is different from the common cold because the flu usually comes suddenly. People who have the flu can feel some or all these symptoms:
- Fever or Chills
- Sore Throat
- Runny or Stuffy Nose
- Muscle or Body Aches
- Vomiting or Diarrhea (more commonly in children)
Who is most at risk?
The most vulnerable population that is most at risk of the flu is the elderly and young children.
What is the best way to protect yourself from the flu?
The best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated each year. Washing your hands often with soap and water is also a great defense especially after touching commonly used surfaces like doorknobs.
Stay Safe Always!
We hope you and your family continue to safe and well this flu season. Check out our other blogs on other ways you can keep your family safe here. Remember out White Glove family is always here for you!