Colds and flu

About Flu

Learn more about flu and discover the difference between a cold and flu. Find information and advice on swine flu symptoms as well as other forms of the flu virus.

Signs that your child has flu

Flu symptoms in children are often misdiagnosed - or even missed. Here's how to know if they have the flu, and what to do.

7 obscure facts about flu

Most people are familiar with the basic facts about flu, but here are seven facts about influenza you probably didn’t know.

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Dr Heidi van Deventer completed her MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) degree in 2004 at the University of Stellenbosch.
She has additional training in ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and PALS (Paediatric Advanced Life Support) as well as biostatistics and epidemiology.

Dr Van Deventer is currently working as a researcher at the Desmond Tutu Tuberculosis Centre at the University of Stellenbosch.

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