January 2, 2023, 08:12 – Public News Service – OSN

Zoya Skorpileva, an immunologist, candidate of medical sciences, told the Ura.ru portal that the flu can cause a fatal complication.

“The causes of death can be meningoencephalitis, vascular complications and the addition of secondary flora with pneumonia. All heart attacks and strokes that occur within two months after getting the flu are regarded as a complication of the disease, ”shared medic with their knowledge.

To protect yourself from the serious consequences of the disease, the doctor noted, an annual vaccination can help.

In addition, the immunologist emphasized that vaccination will not be able to protect directly from the disease. However, the vaccine can help avoid complications after it, and also 100 percent protect a person from death.

Formerly Public News Service informedthat when drinking alcohol during the period of illness, the development of thrombosis and even death is possible. Pavel Volchkov, head of the MIPT Genomic Engineering Laboratory, virologist, Candidate of Medical Sciences, made such a warning.