oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Seasonal, bird and swine flu explained : colds and flu
|Article Title||Seasonal, bird and swine flu explained : colds and flu|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||SA Pharmacist's Assistant|
|Affiliations||1 Amayeza Info Centre|
|Publication Date||Winter 2015|
|Pages||4 - 5|
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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