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1. Is flu contagious?
Yes, flu is contagious even before 1-2 days of any visible symptom and remains up to 6-7 days after the symptoms appear.
2. Is a flu caused by a bacterial infection?
No, flu or influenza is only caused by influenza viruses. These are the influenza A virus such as (H3N2) and (H1N2) virus and one B virus
3. Are pain relieving medications required for treatment of flu?
Pain-relieving medications are helpful to alleviate symptoms such as headache and body aches in a flu infection.
4. What are the alternative measures to treat flu ?
The alternative measures for the treatment of flu are: (1) staying hydrated and drinking plenty of water, (2) keeping yourself warm, (3) take rest and (4) drink warm liquids.
5. Who is at high risk to get flu?
People with a high risk of flu are: (1) babies and children younger than five years, (2) old age people, (3) people with low immunity, (4) those suffering from heart and respiratory system diseases and (5) pregnant women.