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Influenza, commonly called the flu, is an infectious disease in DayZ Standalone.


Invasiveness High How quickly a disease grows and spreads in an infected host.
Infectiousness Extremely High The ease at which a disease can spread from one Survivor to another.
Resistance None A disease's resistance to antibiotics.
Potency Low A disease's resistance and ability to fight the host's immune system.


Survivors in DayZ Standalone can become infected with the influenza virus in several ways. Contact or close proximity with other survivors that are infected with the virus. Consuming edible items previously eaten and drank by infected survivors. Prolonged exposure to cold. Once infected, if the survivors immune system is weak enough, this infection can result in Influenza.


Coughing is the most common symptom of Influenza. Coughing can spread the infection to other Survivors within 3 metres.

Influenza is a bit more severe than the similar common cold, as fever can increase temperature and cause blurry vision, and like the cold, coughing and sneezing can alert survivors to the infected player's presence.


Avoiding survivors and eating or drinking objects from survivors infected with the flu is recommended. If contact is necessary, a face mask or appropriate head gear will decrease the odds of airborne infection. Avoid consuming items from infected survivors is still recommended.

Staying warm and protected from exposure to the elements as well as remaining well fed and hydrated will also assist in prevention.


In the event of infection, Tetracycline Pills will help a survivor fight off the infection. The survivor can also fight off the infection naturally, but this process will take longer. Avoid contact with other survivors.