This season, new flu symptoms include severe headache and vomiting. Sverdlovsk residents who have previously had the flu or were vaccinated may be susceptible to re-infection. This information was shared with the URA.RU journalist by Alena Parshina, a general practitioner at the medical company SberZdorovye.
“One of the main factors influencing the course of influenza this season is the mutation of the virus. Every year it mutates, so the form of the disease may differ from previous ones,” said general practitioner Alena Parshina.
As for symptoms, this year, according to the doctor, the flu manifests itself with the usual symptoms: high fever, fever, chills, weakness and fatigue, muscle and joint pain, runny nose, cough and sore throat. “However, new features were also noticed. For example, some patients experienced more severe headaches and digestive problems such as vomiting and diarrhea,” the physician shared.
To reduce the risk of getting the flu, your doctor urges you to use precautions. First of all, vaccination is recommended. This is an effective way to protect yourself from the flu and helps prevent its spread.
It is also important to maintain basic hygiene standards. For example, do not forget to regularly wash your hands with warm water and soap. “In crowded places, indoors, you should wear a mask. In addition, it is important to avoid close contact with sick people and try not to touch your face with your hands,” Parshina noted.
Flu remains a worrying problem in 2023, and taking appropriate precautions is an integral part of protecting yourself from it. “Vaccination, compliance with hygiene standards and minimizing contact with sick people will help reduce the risk of disease and maintain our health,” summed up the SberHealth doctor.