Home > Medical > Cold and flu infection > Spreading the flu Spreading the flu All sections in Flu » About Flu » Bird flu and SARS » Health Tips » Multimedia » Flu News » Preventing Flu » Spreading the Flu » The 1918 Epidemic » The Flu Virus » Treatment » You and Flu Is my cold still contagious? You've been stuck at home with the flu for what seems like an eternity. The worst is over, but you still have some lingering sniffles, coughs and aches. 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. Killer germs attack Are we losing the battle against killer germs? Ask CyberDoc » Test Do you need vitamin C? » Join Body Talk » Quiz Addicted to pills? » No Flu for you 10 foods to boost your immune system Killer germs on the loose There’s a new spectre when it comes to global diseases. Raiding the arsenal In a recent breakthrough against influenza scientists created the antivirals Relenza and Tamiflu, the first effective treatment against the virus. How a flu epidemic could hit the world Here's what would happen if a flu epidemic hit the world. 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. How does the flu virus spread? The flu virus can be "aerosolised" or can be transmitted by means of direct contact. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.