Influenza is usually prevalent from December to March, with the number of cases peaking between January and February.
Symptoms typically affect the entire body and can include fatigue and aching joints, in addition to the sudden onset of a fever over 38℃, headaches, coughing and a sore throat.
[To prevent catching it]
• Before meals, and after arriving home, you should wash your hands carefully with soap, for at least 20 seconds.
• Maintain the appropriate humidity level in the room (50-60%).
• Get enough sleep and eat balanced meals.
[To prevent infecting others]
• When coughing or sneezing, wear a mask.
• If you don't feel well, rest. Don’t overdo it.
• If you get influenza, you may still be contagious even after your temperature has gone down.
You should take it easy and avoid contact with others for 5 days after you first show symptoms and for another 2-3 days from the day after your temperature goes down.
[To prevent exacerbation of symptoms]
• Get examined at a medical facility as soon as possible.
Influenza vaccinations are an effective way to prevent symptoms from becoming severe.
The number of jabs required and the cost differ according to age.
Please consult your family doctor.
Influenza vaccinations this year are free for those aged 65 and above.
Measures against influenza are effective for in preventing coronavirus infection too.
Please do your best to take measures against infection.