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Watch the flu bug

Torika Chandra
Wednesday, August 06, 2014

GOOD personal hygiene and sanitation habits will ensure you do not contract the flu bug which has been going around as a result of the cold weather.

Ministry of Health media officer Evlyn Mani confirmed they were aware of the flu bug, also known as the influenza virus, that circulates in Fiji endemically each year.

"It is during the cooler part of the season, like the weather we're currently encountering, that facilitates flu transmission," Ms Mani said.

"Accordingly, we would anticipate a surge in flu cases at this time. A reduction in social distancing and more frequent clustering indoors due to the cold allows for efficient airborne transmission dynamics of the virus from person to person."

She said it was important to wash your hands frequently and avoid those who had flu symptoms.

"Cover mouth with handkerchief or tissue when you cough or sneeze, avoid touching mouth, nose or eyes with unwashed hands."





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