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4. Knowledge of Influenza Prevention and Control
Influenza is a respiratory infectious disease that is highly contagious and spreads fast. Since influenza is a viral infectious disease with no specific treatment, preventive measures are very important. Experts advise the public as follows:
To maintain good personal and environmental hygiene, wash hands frequently, use soap or hand sanitizer and wash hands under running water, do not wipe hands with soiled towels. Wash hands immediately after touching respiratory secretions (eg, after sneezing).
Cover your mouth and nose with a handkerchief or tissue when sneezing or coughing to prevent droplets from contaminating others; people with flu wear a mask at home or when going out to avoid infecting others.
Eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly. Get enough rest to avoid fatigue. Open windows every day for ventilation (to avoid drafts in winter) to keep indoor air fresh. During the high-incidence period of influenza, try to avoid crowded places with polluted air; when you have to go, it is best to wear a mask.
Getting the flu vaccine before flu season can also reduce the chance of infection or reduce flu symptoms.
Guangzhou Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine Hospital Medical Group
Central Health Center of Tanbu Town, Huadu District, Guangzhou City