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Seasonal human Influenza is a regular feature of our UK winter months and particularly affects the very young and the elderly.
The Flu can be a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Anyone can get very sick from the flu, including people who are otherwise healthy.
Those most at risk include:
- The elderly
- Pregnant women
- Very young children
- People with medical conditions such as lung diseases, asthma, diabetes, heart disease, neurological conditions and chronic pulmonary disease.
- Vulnerable people with weakened immune systems.
The Flu can be passed from patients and co-workers who have the virus.
The flu can be spread even if the infected person doesn’t feel sick.
The virus is spread by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the nose or mouth of people up to 6 feet away and possibly be inhaled into the lungs. It can also be passed by a person touching a surface or object which has the flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth or nose.
Since health care workers may care for or live with people at high risk for influenza related complications it is especially important for them to get vaccinated annually.