Flu Season & RSV is Ramping Up

Flu Season & RSV is Ramping Up

The winter season has come, which means seasonal illnesses like influenza & RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) have also appeared, sabotaging the joy of winter.

Flu Season & RSV is Ramping Up

Cause

Studies show that two groups of people, those aged two through seven and those over 60, are more vulnerable to RSV. Flu, on the other hand, could happen to people of any age range.

RSV can be spread through any sort of physical contact with an affected person. Flu spreads through contact with droplets of a sneeze or cough of an infected person. Both illnesses can come on quickly.

Symptoms

RSV and the flu have similar symptoms, which can be confusing. With both illnesses, a person will have fever, cough, stuffy or runny nose. With flu, symptoms usually also include body aches, headaches, fatigue, and sore throat. RSV, the symptoms also include decrease in appetite and wheezing. A visit to your medical provider can differentiate what illness you may have.

Prevention

  • Make sure to clean yourself every day.
  • Avoid having any contact with affected people.
  • Avoid touching your face with unclean hands.
  • Use disinfectant and sanitizer to prevent spread of disease.
  • A person, who is infected by flu or RSV, should wear a mask to avoid the spread of germs.

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