Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “FLOURISH“ to remember about the 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.