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About Flu

Flu: let your body fight back

It’s tempting to think that there’s a pill or a potion for everything, but the best defence against a virus like influenza is still a strong immune system; CyberDoc advises on flu.

Flu (influenza)

Influenza ('flu) is a viral infection of the airways that also has severe general symptoms. It is a seasonal illness that affects large numbers of people during winter.

Summer flu?

It's summer and everybody is on the beach. But you're stuck in bed – with a temperature and aching muscles. Do you have the flu?

Swine influenza

Swine influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza virus, which regularly causes outbreaks of influenza in pigs.

Do I have the flu?

The onset of flu is usually very sudden - one can often pinpoint the exact hour when you start feeling ill.

Should I have the flu injection?

People in the high-risk group should get the flu vaccine, and the vaccine is recommended for any adult or child older than six months.

How does flu spread?

An infected person sheds mucus from their nose and throat and the virus is aerosolised by speaking, sneezing and coughing.

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