Monsoons bring freshness to nature and cool down the climate instantly. But along with it, there is a fear of catching infections as well. Usually, people are confused between the common cold and influenza (flu) because of similar symptoms. However, the flu is highly contagious and spreads through coughing, sneezing or touching infected surfaces and objects. So basically, flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs.
The flu impacts various high-risk groups
- Children less than 5 years of age
- Pregnant women
- People with Asthma
- People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- People with Diabetes
You can certainly take some precautionary measures to #FightAgainstFlu
- Take proper precautions when around an infected person.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water
- Vaccination of high-risk persons is especially important to decrease their risk of severe
flu illness especially in pregnant women.
Abbott is talking about various measures to take and join hands in the #FightAgainstFlu. Recently, we conducted a Facebook live session with Dr Mangesh Tiwaskar and Dr Sadanand S Shetye explaining the importance of annual influenza vaccination.
Our community is also helping us spread awareness about #FightAgainstFlu.
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