Wearing a mask can prevent infectious diseases such as influenza

Novel coronavirus pneumonia was reported in 24 cases in 31 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the central government) and the Xinjiang production and Construction Corps in July 10, 2021 from 0 to 24 in July 10, 2021.
Epidemic prevention and control can not be taken lightly.
"To prevent and control the new crown, on the one hand, we should actively vaccinate, on the other hand, we should take protective measures, such as wearing masks scientifically." Henan CDC experts said that wearing masks can not only prevent new crowns, but also prevent infectious diseases such as influenza.
Influenza surveillance: June this year more than doubled over the same period last year
Influenza is an acute respiratory infection caused by influenza virus. It is also a disease with strong infectivity and fast transmission speed.
Pan Jingjing, deputy chief physician of the epidemic ward of the Institute of infectious diseases prevention and control of Henan CDC, said that influenza can occur all year round, with a peak in winter and spring.
The number of infectious diseases reported by Henan Provincial Health Commission shows that in June this year, 3075 cases of influenza were monitored at various influenza sentinels in Henan Province, compared with 1315 cases in June 2020. Looking forward to the previous year, the number of influenza monitoring sentinels in Henan Province was 3837 cases in June 2019.
The figures show that in June this year, the number of influenza in the whole province decreased compared with the same period of the previous year, but more than doubled compared with the same period last year.
What does that mean?
"There are many reasons, but it also objectively explains the role of masks." Pan Jingjing said that at the beginning of last year, COVID-19 was wreaking havoc all over the world, and people had a strong sense of wearing masks. This year, especially after summer, many people began to relax their requirements for wearing masks.
From the influenza surveillance data of our province, the proportion of influenza like cases in winter and spring in 2020-2021 in the total outpatient cases was 1.63%, which decreased by 44.2% compared with 2.92% in the previous year and 45.5% compared with 2.99% in the same period in the previous five years.
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