Tackle the flu
Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is caused by a virus which spreads easily from person to person through infectious droplets dispersed into the air when a person coughs or sneezes. You can also catch influenza if you shake hands with an infected person or touch a contaminated surface such as a door knob, and then touch your nose or mouth.
The flu virus infects your nose, throat and lungs. It causes symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, muscle aches and severe tiredness. Symptoms usually last about a week.
Unlike the common cold, influenza can cause severe illness and complications such as pneumonia which can result in hospitalisation or death.