Vaccines

Simple, smart steps to avoid cold, flu

Although vaccines do not provide full protection against the flu, they are effective in most cases.
Although vaccines do not provide full protection against the flu, they are effective in most cases.

Winter means that at least one of the people you share the same space with will eventually catch a cold or the flu no matter how much you protect yourself and the best way to avoid winter illnesses is to get to know the viruses and learn how they spread

During winter, I can write about the cold and flu for pages and it still would not be enough. Especially parents who have school-age children make every effort to protect their children who spend the day in an environment full of viruses. The first rule to be protected from the cold and flu is to be able to keep viruses away from ourselves. There is a common belief in the society that if you are in the same environment with someone who has the flu, you will likely contact the illness. Well, do the viruses spread from person to person via air?

Contaminated hands

Sharing the same environment with an ill person can sometimes cause viruses to spread from person to person. The flu virus is mostly called rhinovirus, and this type of virus can be spread through contact. The contact in question does not necessarily have to be touching each other. Being in contact with the contaminated hand of an ill person or the things that he or she has touched without any disinfection causes rhinoviruses to exist in the environment. Therefore, the disinfection of hands is very crucial. When we touch our mouth or nose with our contaminated hands, we make a way for viruses to enter our body. In fact, our mucosa-covered hands that carry the flu virus is the primary culprit of transmission of the illness from person to person.

However, studies on this subject show that people who have a cold can spread their viruses to environments in different ways. The virus called aerosolized can spread around the environment in the shape of little liquid drops via sneeze, et cetera. When such a situation exists, you are at risk if you are close enough to be in contact with the mouth, nose or saliva of the person who sneezes.

The cold and flu are frequently confused illnesses. The biggest difference between them is that the cold has lighter symptoms. That is, while you cannot go to work when you have the flu, you can continue your life when you have a cold. The other difference is high fever. Flu causes high fever. Therefore, the…