falling temperatures increase the risk of contagion

The sharp drop in temperatures in these autumn times has increased the number of cases with seasonal flu, said Rachid Sayer, general practitioner.

Dr. Sayer, a graduate of the University of Montpellier and a graduate in advanced care in cardiology from the University of Montreal, also indicated that these contagions concern several diseases, namely colds, flu and Corona.

He indicated that the common cold is usually not accompanied by fever, pointing out that among the symptoms linked to this disease are cough and sore throat.

Other cases, linked to the flu and the Coronavirus, are more critical, since they are accompanied by fever, joint pain, vomiting and diarrhea.

Regarding the distinctive features between influenza and Covid-19, Dr Sayer explained that the former is a virus that affects the human body for a short time, specifying that it is often accompanied by fever and a dry cough. , in addition to joint pain and diarrhea in some cases.

For Covid-19, he explained, it is a disease that progresses for a period of two weeks before being identified, specifying that the symptoms linked to it are more severe, in particular acute fever. , headaches, dry cough and loss of smell and ageusia.

Regarding the means of prevention, the specialist indicated that respiratory diseases, widespread during this period, are detected in vulnerable people (elderly and chronically ill people and children).

To deal with any health complication, Dr Sayer called on those concerned to get vaccinated to face possible complications, encouraging them to take all the doses to counter Covid-19.

The expert also called for the use of the bib, respect for distancing in closed and public places, frequent hand washing and the use of disinfectants.

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