Once the cold weather hits you probably notice that a lot people around start to get sick.
Men’s Health, who shared the findings, explains:
Researchers from Sweden and Scotland collected over 20,000 nasal swabs over a 3-year period to detect respiratory illnesses. Then, they analyzed local weather data. The researchers discovered that outbreaks of respiratory infections like the flu and respiratory syncytial virus—a virus that causes cold-like symptoms—began during each year’s first low-humidity, below-freezing week. In other words, the winter chill kick-started flu season. Viruses—like those that cause flu—travel in liquid particles, which survive better in dry, cold climates.
But keep in mind that the temperature change is not the SOLE factor when it comes to catching a cold or flu. So, don’t let your co-workers start coughing in your face just yet. Click here to find out 26 ways to avoid getting sick this winter or if you are already under the weather click here for signs you should STAY AWAY FROM WORK!