oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Ready, steady, winter : what the pharmacist's assistant should know about vaccination, colds and flu : colds and flu

Volume 15, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1608-9634
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1068



Influenza, commonly known as the flu, occurs in epidemics almost every year, and mainly in the winter season in moderate climates. Even though some flu and cold symptoms are similar, the common cold is a separate and distinct entity. Flu and cold viruses are spread from person to person through direct contact, sneezing and coughing, or indirectly via contact with contaminated surfaces.

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