What is Influenza, and how to protect yourself?
The family of viruses that influenza, or the ‘flu’, is a part of is large. You may have heard that there are different types of influenza viruses — particularly influenza A and influenza B, as well as the outbreak of the new Corona virus (CoV). It is estimated that influenza A infections account for 75% of confirmed seasonal influenza infections overall. Influenza B infections account for the remaining 25%. While most confirmed infections during flu season will be influenza A, the occurrence of influenza B infections can increase late in the flu season. In addition to the new Corona virus, it is now imperative that you are aware of the symptoms and learn how to protect yourself.
SYMPTOMS OF THE FLU
The main symptoms of flu are listed below.