Prevention of subtype A viruses contained in the 2015 formula Influenza A Virus Infection

Prevention of Subtype A Influenza Virus Infection:

Subtype A viruses are a common cause of influenza, and the best way to prevent infection is to get vaccinated yearly against the most common subtype A viruses. Additionally, there are several simple solutions to reduce the risk of infection:

  • Practice good hygiene habits such as hand washing with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth after coming in contact with ill people or surfaces that may have been exposed to the virus.
  • Get plenty of rest and stay hydrated.
  • Avoid close contact with those who are sick and stay home if you are ill to avoid spreading the virus to others.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school.

In addition, it is important to monitor the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website for updates on each seasonal flu strain and to stay informed about the effectiveness of the vaccination for the specific year. This will help ensure that you are taking the most effective measures for protecting yourself from subtype A influenza viruses.