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Influenza - the flu

influenza; flu; swine; pandemic; epidemic;

Many people are unsure whether they have a cold or influenza (the flu). The flu is quite different to a cold. It lasts longer and people are usually much more unwell with it. The flu is caused by a few slightly different types of influenza viruses, while colds are caused by many different viruses.

To find out more about influenza have a look at the information on these sites

Better Health Channel 
https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/ 

South Australian Department of Health
 http://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/

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