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Things need to know about influenza
Source: Shenyang WeChat Official Account 2023-02-27

Winter and spring

are the seasons of high incidence

of respiratory infectious diseases,

and the risk

of concentrated fever outbreak

caused by influenza virus


So what is influenza?

What is the difference

between influenza and common cold?


the National Health Commission

organized experts

to explain relevant issues.

Experts said that influenza is an acute respiratory infectious disease caused by influenza virus infection, which will cause serious harm to human beings.

Generally, it is characterized by acute onset, and there will be fever, fatigue, headache, body ache, cough, runny nose and other symptoms. There can also be vomiting, diarrhea and other symptoms, which is different from the common cold.


how should we prevent influenza

during its season

of high incidence?

Experts remind

that timely influenza vaccination

is the most effective means

to prevent influenza.

According to Wang Guiqiang, director of the Infection Department of Peking University First Hospital, we get influenza vaccination in autumn every year to cope with the occurrence of influenza in autumn, winter and spring. Vaccination is recommended for the elderly or children under 3 years of age. Of course, for some high-risk groups such as medical staff, vaccination is also recommended before the influenza season.

Experts suggest that people should open windows more for ventilation during the season of high incidence of influenza. It is recommended to open windows for ventilation no less than 3 times a day and each time for no less than 30 minutes, to keep the indoor air fresh.