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Influenza vaccine makes the disease easier

Influenza vaccine makes the disease easier

In the case of strong viruses, immunization is ineffective

In the case of strong viruses, immunization is ineffective
Influenza is a contagious infectious disease that starts suddenly with fever, headache, asthenia, dry cough, clogged nose and muscle aches. Compared to a cold, which can be cured in 3-4 days, the flu is more serious and can last for more than a week.
Outbreaks occur especially between October and April, and in the absence of immunization respiratory diseases, such as pneumonia, may occur.
Prevention is done through annual vaccination, especially recommended for people at high risk of developing complications: children, the elderly, the chronically ill (diabetic, cardiac, hypertensive, asthmatic) and employees of the health units.


"Vaccines stimulate the body's immunity, preparing it to fight the virus through the production of antibodies it develops," says Dr. Adrian Streinu-Cercel, infectionist at the "Matei-Bals" Institute in Bucharest.
The disease is transmitted most quickly in groups
Experts show that the flu virus can spread rapidly in communities - families, service, buses, trains - because transmission can be done by air, cough or direct contact.
An infected person starts transmitting the virus one day after the onset of symptoms, so, for prevention, doctors suggest vaccinating the population working in companies, schools, hospitals, polyclinics, etc. A study conducted last year in the US shows that influenza can bring significant financial losses to companies, being responsible for 10-12a of absenteeism cases, and that immunization causes an average decrease in spending from 32 to 85 euros per employee.
But there are also people who get the flu even when vaccinated, a fact found especially in those with low immunity.
"Viruses change from year to year, which means that vaccination does not ensure maximum resistance.
Even if it does occur, the flu should not be viewed with hysteria, because it can be cured, and complications occur only when the virus undergoes major mutations, "says Dr. Calin Ciubotaru, general practitioner at a private practice.
Source: The Event of the Day