Facts and fig­ures

The New Age (Gauteng) - - NEWS -

Di­ag­nos­ing flu Usu­ally self-di­ag­nos­able Symp­toms of flu fever, chills, mus­cle aches, cough, con­ges­tion, runny nose, headaches and fa­tigue. Flu can be a killer Flu kills be­tween 6,000 and 11,000 South Africans ev­ery year Flu sea­son Flu sea­son lasts about 12 weeks Who is at risk? Preg­nant women Older per­sons Peo­ple with chronic ill­nesses like HIV, Di­a­betes, TB Can be hos­pi­talised or die from Flu How to pre­vent flu Get vac­ci­nated What hap­pens af­ter a flu vac­ci­na­tion? It takes 14 days for your body to build an­ti­bod­ies to pro­tect you Cost to the SA econ­omy due to colds and flu Loses more than R2bn each year

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