Spreading the flu

Where germs love to hide

When it’s cold outside and we’re cooped up indoors in dry stagnant air, cold and flu germs spread quickly and easily.

Raiding the arsenal

In a recent breakthrough against influenza scientists created the antivirals Relenza and Tamiflu, the first effective treatment against the virus.

How do people get flu?

Infection with influenza at various points in one's life is inevitable, unless one happens to live in an extremely remote and isolated community.

Running out of ammunition

Even the old killer germs – the ones we thought we’d beaten – have learnt to adapt to our fancy medicines.

Defend yourself

There’s much we can do to protect ourselves from the germs that cross our path.

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