It will also depend on how what type of arthritis you have, and how severe the condition is.
The flu virus is spread when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks.
So objects like glasses, tissues, and towels may have the virus on them. Also wash your hands and keep them away from your nose and mouth.
Lung involvement can cause breathing trouble and coughing.
Adults may have a low-grade fever, along with lung inflammation and sensitivity to light.
So you can also get the flu by touching something that has been handled by someone infected with the virus and then touching your own mouth, nose, or eyes.
Getting the flu by touching an object happens less often than getting it when a person coughs or sneezes.
For some other forms of arthritis, the cause is not known.
Treatment will depend on your symptoms, your age, and your general health.
Some people with the disease also have a connective tissue disorder, such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.
Sometimes the muscle inflammation can spread to other parts of the body including the heart, gastrointestinal tract, and lungs.
It generally passed from person to person through the air when an infected person sneezes or coughs.