Which of the two is more i8nfectious? According to research flu virus are passed to another by sneezing, coughing or shaking or holding hands. So the best way to deal with it is to cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze and always wash your hands. The droplets are relatively bigger and will just drop directly to the ground and unless you are very near and gets hit by the exploding saliva, you will be in an excellent condition to avoid getting infected.
The measles virus on the other hand can infect you without so much as getting near with the person infected with it. You can come and stay in a place where an infected individual had been several hours before, like in a room, church, clinic, mall and other enclosed places, the possibility that you will get infected yourself is very high. Often you’ll get it more than not.
The rate of death is what really makes the difference. Although measles virus is highly infectious, health officials say that the death rate is 1 is to 1,000. The death rate of influenza, this was taken in 2003 to 2004 was 1.4 to 16.7 persons per 100,000. This was according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Are you safe to attend the Super Bowl if you had your flu and measles vaccines? If you had completed your measles vaccines, you will be safe from getting infected by it according to the CDC. We know, already that the flu vaccines are only 23% effective. Although it victimizes mostly children and the elderly, there was a case about a young woman dying from it.
So are you safe from flu infection? Better call the CDC on this. I don’t recommend anti-viral drugs also. So is it going to be go at your own risk? Contact the CDEC for proper advice.