There are specific steps that we take to protect ourselves and the people around us. The goal is to protect our body while limiting the transmission of a virus. Particular attention should be paid to those belonging to vulnerable groups.

To boost your defense against influenza and other respiratory viruses, follow these tips:

Physical health

  • To help protect the body, we need to have a balanced diet, rich in fruits and vegetables, which contain valuable antioxidants, as they protect the body greatly.
  • Adequate water consumption, thereby hydrating and helping the body release toxins.

  • Reduce alcohol to avoid vitamin deficiency.

  • Help your body by providing it with several hours of sleep and a good 20 minute walk a day.

Respiratory Virus & Personal Protection

  • Wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 15 '' - 20 ''. Alternatively, you can use an alcohol solution or alcohol-soaked wipes.
  • Avoid touching your nose, mouth and eyes.

  • When you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or a tissue and wash immediately after your hands. Dispose of the tissue immediately after use in a closed bin.

Virus Spread Restriction

  • If you experience symptoms such as fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, contact your doctor.

  • Those who have cold symptoms should wear a mask to visit their physician as well as in public transport.

  • In case of illness, you should stay in your home for at least 3-5 days, in order not to spread the virus to the people you come into contact with, but also to allow your body to rest.
  • Avoid close contact when symptoms of cold and overcrowding occur indoors. Make sure that windows are regularly opened in small places.
  • Disinfect frequently used items such as knobs, phones, chairs, tables, keyboards etc.

  • Trust experts and scientists for your information.

Protecting our organism and respecting our fellow humans is not hypochondriac behavior or microbiophobia . It is a measure we take when there is serious reason and lasts until a virus threat passes, then we can relax our protection measures.