Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “FLOURISH to remember about the Risk Factors For Flu

⚡Mnemonic⚡: Risk Factors For Flu

F: “Frequent Exposure” – Close contact with infected individuals increases risk.

L: “Low Humidity” – Dry air can make the respiratory system more susceptible.

O: “Old Age” – The elderly are at higher risk for flu complications.

U: “Underlying Conditions” – Chronic illnesses like diabetes or heart disease can increase susceptibility.

R: “Reduced Immunity” – A weakened immune system, such as in HIV or due to medications, can raise the risk.

I: “Inadequate Vaccination” – Skipping the flu vaccine leaves you vulnerable.

S: “Smoking” – Smoking damages the respiratory system and weakens the immune response.

H: “Healthcare Workers” – Frequent exposure to sick patients increases the risk.

Dr. Arin Nandi

Passionate About Medical Science & Helping Future Doctors Achieve Top Ranks In Medical Exams. He is professionally a dentist as well as a public health expert from JIPMER (1), (2)working in health department