The flu has many victims every winter. How can this virus make so many people sick and what are the most effective means of protection against it?

  • The flu is most likely to be spread by droplet infection.
  • Symptoms: sore throat, cough, runny or stuffy nose, headache, chills, muscle- and limb pain, fatigue.
  • The flu can spread in the air with a speed of 160 km/h.
  • Adults can infect others one day before the symptoms and 5-7 days after being infected.
  • Pathogens can stay alive on our hands for up to 3 hours.
  • On frequently used surfaces (tables, chairs, etc.) the flu can survive for up to 24 hours.
  • The temperature is 32° in the nose, which is ideal for the growth of rhinovirus (causing cold).
  • If you do not feel good, stay at home.
  • During a thorough handwash, ”Happy Birthday” can be singed along twice.
  • One of the most effective ways of prevention is washing hands regularly and thoroughly.
  • Using antibacterial soaps can further increase the effectiveness of handwashing.

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