The flu season is upon us!
The four times that I did have the flu and I felt I definitely was going to die, made me just a bit paranoid. When October comes and people around us start sneezing and coughing and looking like they about to have the flu, I wish we could pack up and go somewhere nice and warm where the word Influenza does not even exist.
The are three types of the influenza viruses that can affect people: Type A, Type B, and Type C. The virus is spread by droplets traveling through the air, quite short distances up to 3 feet – enough to spread it by coughing or sneezing. Touching surfaces that have been contaminated by the virus and then touching the eyes and the mouth can also spread the disease. Yearly flu vaccinations are recommended, unfortunately, very often the predicted virus is not the one that is prevalent, thus the vaccine may be ineffective. Washing hands and wearing a surgical mask helps, but is not always convenient.
What else can we do to protect ourselves from this nasty disease?