The air temperature has become favorable for the reproduction of many pathogens of respiratory infections, said the expert of the Laboratory "Gemotest".

Secondly, as the doctor explained, people began to spend a lot of time indoors: in shopping centers, cinemas and other public places.

"And the spread of infection in confined spaces, including through ventilation and air conditioning systems, is much faster than outdoors. Thirdly, in late summer - early autumn, adults returned from vacations to work, and children after a long summer vacation again went to schools and kindergartens. It also contributed to the transmission of influenza and SARS. Many have not yet had time to be vaccinated against the flu, "the interlocutor of RT emphasized.

Unfortunately, as the specialist explained, a fairly large number of people refuse to be vaccinated.

"Often this happens without objective reasons - many do not understand how the vaccine works, and it may seem that it not only does not work, but can also harm the body. In fact, this is not the case. Of course, viruses mutate, but most of these mutations are minor, so the immune system of a vaccinated person recognizes them and successfully copes with them," the expert said.

In addition, the World Health Organization annually examines the circulation of the influenza virus and makes recommendations for the production of vaccines based on certain strains, which contributes to a more targeted development of immunity, she added.

"Most often, SARS and influenza occur in mild or moderate form. But do not forget that for people with certain chronic diseases, such as diabetes mellitus, heart and vascular diseases, malignant neoplasms, HIV, viral infections can cause serious complications, "Demyanovska warned.

She advised to wash your hands after visiting public places, not to touch your face with dirty hands, regularly ventilate the premises and strengthen the immune system.

"Lead a healthy lifestyle, be outdoors more often, include foods rich in vitamins and minerals in the diet. And if you feel unwell, it is better not to leave the house so as not to infect other people, or at least wear a mask - it will contain the spread of infection, "the doctor explained.

In her opinion, an effective way to protect yourself from the disease is to get vaccinated against influenza and coronavirus infection.

"The interval between vaccine injections can be up to 1 month. Before vaccination, it is advisable to go to an appointment with a therapist - the doctor will assess the state of health, understand if the patient has contraindications to the vaccine, and, if necessary, prescribe laboratory tests, "Demyanovska concluded.

Earlier it became known that there were no cases of the Pyrol variant of the coronavirus in Russia.