How does the flu spread?
The flu can easily spread from person to person.7 The virus particles are released into the air when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. These particles can then land in the mouth or nose of someone close by, or be inhaled into their lungs. People can also get the flu by simply touching their mouth or nose after touching something that the virus particles have landed on.7
The flu is most contagious in the first 3 to 4 days, and you can still spread the virus to other people even before symptoms occur.7
When antivirals are used, the number of virus particles being made and released by a person (also known as ‘viral load’) is reduced.8
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