Influenza Virus Transmission

Influenza is spread through the air by the respiratory tract. If someone has influenza, when he sneezes or speaks, he will spread the virus, explains Elizabeth Reinhardt, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner with Baptist Hospital.
The expert describes if the patient has influenza and touches a surface, it can cause the virus to contaminate that surface. Someone, who later touches this surface, can become contaminated with the virus.