Scientists recommend not to breathe near someone with the flu
Sick with the flu a person can infect others, even if there is coughing and sneezing. For this it is enough just to breathe, being around other people.
To such conclusion the American researchers from the University of Maryland, reported on the website of the institution.
“Infected people spread the infection in the form of aerosols (tiny droplets that stay in the air for a long time), even when they don’t cough, especially in the first days of the disease,” — said in the text.
Scientists note that people who symptoms should stay home and not infect others, according to the study.
To such conclusion scientists came when they examined 142 confirmed cases of influenza. Experts note that even the maintenance of cleanliness on surfaces that could contact patient, constant hand washing and restriction of communication with the sick do not provide complete protection against infection.
Earlier, Rospotrebnadzor warned the Russians about the dangers of avian influenza in South Korea and advised the participants and spectators of the Olympic games in Pyeongchang to take preventive measures.