Seasonal Flu: Preparing for winter..
What is the flu?
The “Flu” also known as influenza is an infectious and common viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes. It’s not the same as the common cold. Flu is caused by a different group of viruses and the symptoms tend to be more severe and last longer.
Of course, you can catch flu all year round but it is especially common in winter, which is why it is also known as “Seasonal flu”.
Symptoms can be:
- sudden high temperature
- aches & pains
- sore throat
- loss of appetite
Preventing the spread of flu
The flu virus is spread in small droplets of fluid coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person. These droplets can travel a metre or so and infect anyone within range who breathes them in.
Flu can also spread if someone with the virus transfers it on their fingers. For example, if you have flu and you touch your nose or eyes and then touch someone else, you may pass the virus on to them.
Similarly, if you have flu and touch hard surfaces such as door handles with unwashed hands, other people who touch the surface after you can pick up the infection.
At asset chemist we have a wide range of flu treatments listed below: