Seasonal, bird and swine flu explained

  • Stephani Schmidt Amayeza Information Services
Keywords: influenza, swine flu, bird flu, seasonal flu


Influenza, commonly known as the “flu”, is a highly contagious disease. It can cause mild to severe illness, and even death, especially in high-risk individuals. Sporadic human infection and outbreaks caused by certain avian influenza A viruses and swine influenza A viruses have been reported, even though it is unusual for people to contract influenza virus infections directly from animals.

Author Biography

Stephani Schmidt, Amayeza Information Services
MSc(Pharm) Amayeza Info Centre
Colds and Flu