SBU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. In a statement to DHA, Mustafa Zengin said that the flu infection spreads to people on the other side with droplets spread into the air by coughing or sneezing. Stating that the use of masks prevents the spread of droplets, Prof. Dr. “Of course, we will see the flu infection this year, but I do not anticipate that it will be very intense again.
Because we take care of the use of masks as we did last year. I do not anticipate that it will be very high this year, but of course, there is some relief and relaxation in the society due to some vaccinated people and others for other reasons. There will be a slight increase compared to last year. But in the meantime, it is necessary to take precautions against the flu infection.
These personal measures are masks, distance or isolation of sick people. But apart from that, it would be beneficial for all people over the age of 65, people over the age of 50 with special diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure or certain chronic diseases to be vaccinated. By adding the vaccine, we can ensure that flu infections are less common by taking personal precautions,” he said.
prof. Dr. Stating that they do not expect to have a problem in the supply of flu vaccine, he said, “I don’t think there will be a big problem in the supply chain. But we are entering the period when a new vaccine should be made as of the season. This will become clearer in the coming days. Of course, the demand here is the desire for vaccines. will determine the size of this supply,” he said.
Noting that Covid-19 and flu infections are infections caused by different viruses of the same family, Prof. Dr. He said, “There are many symptoms that are similar to each other. Symptoms such as intense weakness, runny nose, headache, sore throat, muscle and joint pain are similar. We see a loss of smell and taste in Covid-19. Perhaps this is one of the features to make this basic distinction. this is one.
But of course, the definitive diagnosis will be made by PCR. It is beneficial for the person with such symptoms to have PCR. Rather than distinguishing this personally, we should be able to distinguish between a flu infection and a flu infection in a laboratory setting. “The measures to be taken when Covid-19 is positive will be much more important,” he said.