Transmission by air

With the winter comes its share of viruses and bacteria unsavory! How can we avoid re-counting among their victims? Some hygiene precautions will help you. Discover them with .

Prevention tips

The virus can be transmitted by respiratory droplets emitted when speaking, sneezing or coughing. They can also be transmitted by contact by hands for example. Compliance with certain hygiene rules limits the risk of contamination

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Viruses are found in large quantities in saliva. So as soon as a person coughs or sneezes, millions of viral particles are then expelled into the air. If you are close to this source of contamination, you will be very lucky if you manage to emerge unscathed from this virus nest. For all these particles remain suspended in the air as droplets in suspension, a true cloud of viruses that can stay for hours in a poorly ventilated room! But viruses can also be transmitted by contact, when you embrace or shake a person's hand for example. Influenza may even catch after handling contaminated objects like doorknobs, phones, elevator buttons ...; But then it is inevitable contamination? Should we remain cloistered until the end of winter? No, precautions limit the risk of wintering in bed.

Some tips help protect against contamination but also avoid spreading it when you are already sick.

Every winter, the flu resurfaces. Who should be vaccinated? Currently, the vaccine is supported for over 65 years and those with certain chronic diseases: diabetes, severe heart failure, serious arrhythmias, severe valvular heart disease, severe congenital heart disease, severe chronic respiratory failure, disabling stroke , severe neurological and muscular diseases, severe epilepsy, severe primary immunodeficiency requiring prolonged treatment, HIV infection, severe chronic kidney disease and primary nephrotic syndrome, hemoglobinopathies, constitutional chronic hemolysis and acquired severe, cystic fibrosis, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ...

This year, vaccination is especially recommended that specialists provides a flu epidemic twice as strong as that of 2006. In total, there will be this year, 4 million cases.
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In the face of bacteria, the same hygiene measures are required. Bacterial infections can be added to viral infections, thus constituting complications of the former. This is why in case of viral infection, you must react quickly!

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