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Flu information

The flu, or influenza, is a common respiratory illness that usually occurs in the winter months. It’s often confused with a cold but the flu can be more severe and serious, especially in certain groups of people. 

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Coronavirus vs Flu

Both the novel coronavirus and flu are infectious respiratory illnesses. Different viruses, however, cause them. SARS-CoV-2, a coronavirus with viral particles looking as though they have a crown, causes COVID-19. Influenza viruses, which are structu...

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The flu jab

The flu jab is available every Autumn for at-risk groups. While the flu isn’t harmful to people who are in good health, it can be dangerous for certain groups and lead to more serious conditions like pneumonia and even death. Common symptoms of...

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Flu symptoms

The flu is an illness that commonly occurs during the winter months, and is sometimes mistaken for the cold. Caused by the influenza virus, it’s spread easily by coughing and sneezing and by coming into contact with someone who has it. In ...

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What is the difference between a cold and the flu?

The cold and flu are both common during the winter months, but they can occur at any time of the year. While some of the symptoms may be similar, they are two completely separate illnesses. The flu is caused by only three different virus strains, whe...