Colds and flu


If you had flu, it most likely was swine flu

The National Institute of Communicable Diseases has confirmed to Health24 that in most cases of the flu people were infected with the influenza A H1N1 strain, commonly known as swine flu.

Managing flu in children

How do you know whether your child has flu and not just the common cold? And how can you treat your child at home? A virologist gives us the facts.

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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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