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SA flu spike likely due to relaxation of COVID measures, Read below

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CAPE TOWN - The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said that there'd been a sharp development in influenza cases over the span of ongoing weeks in South Africa. 

The NICD said that there'd been endless cases since the start of the month - these fuse seasonal influenza like sickness and pneumonia hospitalized cases at perception sentinel objections. 

It added that there'd been reports of lots of influenza cases in schools and work spaces. 

The NICD's Cheryl Cohen: "The augmentation in influenza this pre-summer, which isn't the typical time for seasonal influenza season in South Africa, is intelligent the eventual outcome of the loosening up of non-drug interventions to control COVID-19 got together with various variables, for instance, diminished safety since flu has not flowed starting around 2020 and 2021." 

She zeroed in on that influenza inoculation remained the fundamental means for hindering infrequent influenza pollution and should ideally be controlled before this season's virus season from March to April. 

"To hinder the spread of influenza, stay at home when you are cleared out, cover your mouth and nose while hacking or sneezing, clean your hands reliably and clean and disinfect ordinary spots."

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Cheryl Cohen NICD National Institute for Communicable


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