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Influenza, also widely known as the flu, is a respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. These viruses spread mainly through:

  • Respiratory droplets (from sneezing and coughing)
  • Nasal secretions (such as mucus)
  • Contact with contaminated surfaces

Influenza may result in pneumonia, hospitalisation or even death, especially if you have a weakened immune system.

Read on to find out about the symptoms and how you can protect yourself against influenza.

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