On the 26th of October, Dr. Kuur S. G. from the Academy conducted a lecture for first-year students on the prevention of acute respiratory viral infections (ARVI) and influenza.
Each one of you has experienced respiratory infections like ARVI and the flu at some point in your life. You’re aware that these are viral illnesses transmitted through airborne droplets, which means through the air when someone coughs or sneezes.
Annually, typically in November and December, there is a surge in flu and ARVI cases. So, how can you protect yourself during an epidemic?
Observe Personal Hygiene Rules:
- In public places (buses, stores, cinemas) or when in contact with a sick person, wear a mask.
Wash your hands immediately upon returning home.
- Disinfect the surface of your phone and keyboard.
- Get vaccinated against the flu!
- Eat a healthy diet!
- Always have breakfast! Your diet must include dairy products, fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, and grains. Limit fast food!
- Engage in physical exercise and toughening!
- Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece gave significant attention to physical exercise, toughening, and body hygiene. A toughened individual easily withstands not only heat or cold but also abrupt changes in external temperature, which can weaken the body’s immune defenses. Such an individual is less susceptible to various illnesses, including the flu and acute respiratory viral infections (ARVI).
- Immunity significantly decreases with anemia. If you suffer from anemia, you must undergo a complete course of treatment for this condition.