Why Flu Season Is In The Winter
Researchers show that it’s not the cold air on its own that creates the spike in flu cases.
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Concentrations and size distributions of airborne influenza A viruses measured indoors at a health centre, a day-care centre and on aeroplanes
Inside Science Buzzwords:
- Virologist - A microbiologist who studies viruses to determine how they infect and spread.
- Flu - An infectious disease caused by the influenza virus and spread through the air by coughing and sneezing. Flu symptoms include: sore throat, muscular pain, headache, chills, coughing, and fatigue.
- Humidity - The amount of water vapor in the air. Increased humidity indicates an increased chance of rain or snow.
- Pandemic - An infectious disease that has spread across a large region or on multiple continents.