Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, reduce the spread of respiratory diseases, like the flu, it's more important than ever.
Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, the throat and in some cases the lungs. This condition tends to appear suddenly as a very strong discomfort.
Some of its common signs and symptoms include: sore throat, fever, headache and may also be accompanied by chills, persistent or dry cough, lack of appetite, runny nose, threw up, diarrhea, tiredness and weakness.
If you have these symptoms keep under medical supervision, remember that rest is very important, try to isolate yourself to avoid infecting your family members and do not forget to wash your hands frequently. If you have a fever for more than 3 days, seek immediate medical attention.
Remember, a measure that reduces the risk of getting sick from influenza is the annual vaccine that is recommended for adults and pediatric patients.
reviewed by: Drag. Dayami Martínez
Family Medicine Specialist at the Vozandes Quito Hospital.