What is Influenza?

Influenza, more commonly known as the flu, is a viral infection that attacks our respiratory system — nose, mouth, throat, diaphragm, and lungs.

Although it usually resolves on its own for most people, it can sometimes turn deadly for the elderly (adults over 65) and children under 5.But even if you’re not in the danger age for the flu, it will still cause a lot of problems for you.

When you get the flu, you will probably suffer from symptoms like a sore throat, running nose, fatigue, headaches, painful sneezing, vomiting and diarrhea.

Sounds painful, right? It is, and your chances of catching it are higher than you think.

Let us explain why.

Since influenza spreads by tiny droplets made when people with the flu cough, sneeze, or talk, a huge number of people are affected by the virus every year.

According to a study conducted in 2018 by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), nearly 8% of the U.S population gets sick by the flu every season.

8% is a lot, right?

Experts say that the percentage can be reduced significantly if we take the right precautions.

Protect Yourself and Others

Although influenza is not as deadly as Covid-19, that does not mean it’s not a serious threat.

As we discussed earlier, influenza affects nearly 8% of the entire U.S population every season. Plus, it kills over 34,200 people around the globe every year.

So everyone’s at risk.

That is why taking preventative measures to protect yourself and others from this virus is a necessity.

Alliance Enviro-Tech can disinfect both residential and commercial spaces thoroughly.

Our Path-Away solution can kill herpes simplex in under 5 minutes, giving you peace of mind to know your property is safe for everyone living or working there.

For more information, contact us to find out how we can help keep your property safe and clean.