December to February is ‘flu’ or influenza season in Singapore, one of two peak periods of infection of this highly contagious viral disease which attacks the nose, throat and lungs.
Just when you thought the current flu epidemic couldn’t get any worse: Apparently, the nasty illness isn’t just infecting humans. There’s a…
The common cold is one of the most prevalent infectious diseases among adults and children worldwide, and a primary reason for taking sick leave from work and school. On average, children have six to eight colds per year, while adults have two to three. The simplest and best way to prevent the common cold is to wash your hands frequently, say experts.
May to July, and December to February. Influenza may appear to be a mild ailment, but it isn’t always so. According to the Ministry of Health, influenza-associated hospitalisation in Singapore is estimated to be 29.6 per 100,000 people, or about 1,500 patients annually.