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No, it will not give you the flu.
Flu season is here, and we put South Africans to the test about their understanding of the influenza vaccine.
Though this year's flu hasn't been as bad as last year's, it's still been severe, and it will be weeks before flu drops to levels needed for the season to be declared over.
It is recommended that all children six months and older should receive the flu vaccine, in whatever form their paediatrician recommends.
According to an expert, most sinus infections are caused by viruses, but bacteria can also be to blame.
You've had a bad bout of flu, but you’re on the mend. However, secondary infections such as pneumonia and other respiratory infections are linked to flu. Here’s how to avoid serious complications.
Does the colour of your phlegm really indicate whether you should be on antibiotics, or is this yet another myth?
Cold or flu caught you? Don’t worry, you can quickly beat the sniffles and coughs.
‘Tis the season for sneezing and with coughs heard far and wide you are likely to catch a bug of your own - but can you tell which bug you’ve just caught?
They say prevention is better than a cure and we’ve got some sure-fire ways to strengthen your immunity against this cold and flu season.
Sore throats are very common and they’re usually nothing to worry about. But if it develops into a serious infection, ignoring it can cause terminal complications.
According to Swiss researchers, the spread of flu in hospitals is very difficult to control because many people 'shed' the influenza virus without showing any symptoms.
As many as one in five heart failure hospitalisations appears to be triggered by the flu during the months when influenza viruses are circulating widely.
Here are five things you need to know about the flu vaccine ahead of flu "season".
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