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Colds and flu

03 November 2011

Two flu infections at once

A rare occurrence of people becoming infected with seasonal and pandemic flu strains at the same time has been confirmed by researchers.

A rare occurrence of people becoming infected with seasonal and pandemic flu strains at the same time has been confirmed by researchers.

The report is published in the November issue of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

 

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

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