Flu (influenza)

Summary

  • The flu is more than just a bad cold.
  • Flu can occasionally lead to serious complications, including death.
  • Older people and at risk groups should be immunised every year against the flu.
  • After immunisation, protection from the flu takes 10 to 14 days to develop.
  • The flu vaccine does not always prevent flu and some people who have been vaccinated may still develop flu.

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Dengue Fever

Dengue (pronounced DENgee) fever is a painful, debilitating mosquito-borne disease caused by any one of four closely related dengue viruses. These viruses are related to the viruses that cause West Nile infection and yellow fever.

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