According to him, now the peak of the incidence. “After the New Year, it will go down, after holidays and children’s holidays,” the scientist noted, adding that this often happens.
During the New Year holidays, to protect yourself from influenza and SARS infection, you should not gather in large groups, Zverev noted. He recalled that all respiratory diseases are transmitted by attending events with a large number of people, reports TASS.
The expert added that the New Year is considered a family holiday and recommended spending it at home, with the family. On days off, he should take care of himself, his health and household chores, Zverev concluded.
Earlier, the director of Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, called the H1N1 virus, or the so-called “swine” flu, which is prevalent in Russia at the moment. She recalled that the swine flu was first identified in 2009. The flu that came this year absolutely matches the vaccine strain. The head of Rospotrebnadzor also noted that swine flu is still sensitive to drugs, as in 2009.