oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Seasonal, bird and swine flu explained : colds and flu

Volume 15, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1608-9634
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1068



Influenza, commonly known as the "flu", is a highly contagious disease. It can cause mild to severe illness, and even death, especially in high-risk individuals. Sporadic human infection and outbreaks caused by certain avian influenza A viruses and swine influenza A viruses have been reported, even though it is unusual for people to contract influenza virus infections directly from animals.

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