Experts advise South Africans to get a flu shot as coronavirus spreads

Experts advise South Africans to get a flu shot as coronavirus spreads

- Medical experts advise South Africans to get their flu vaccinations as the coronavirus spreads

- The vaccination will protect people from flu-like symptoms

- This will make it less likely that a case of the flu gets misdiagnosed as the coronavirus

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Medical experts have advised South Africans to get their flu vaccinations as the coronavirus spreads across the globe.

Briefly.co.za learned that the vaccinations will protect the public from flu-like symptoms and bring down the number of suspected cases as well as strengthen the immune systems of the public.

The number of people who have succumbed to the disease has risen over 300 and over 14 000 people are believed to be infected.

Outside of China approximately 100 cases have been confirmed with that number set to rise according to sabcnews.com.

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Netcare Medicross doctor, Dr Pete Vincent warned people who travel to clean their hands regularly.

“South Africans should all go get the flu vaccination so they are at least protected against the flu and that would make life much easier. Your hand hygiene is very essential and keeping your hands away from your face when you travel. South Africa is on top of their game. We’ve been given out memos on what specimen to take out and how to treat the various stages of the illness. It can go from the common cold to pneumonia to respiratory collapse and renal failure and death. It seems to be the elderly and the sick that are the most prone to death,” says Dr Pete Vincent.

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Inother news, Briefly.co.za learned that the United States has clamped down amid the coronavirus panic and taken some drastic actions to prevent any further outspread.

In a White House briefing, it was announced that a public health emergency and temporary travel ban would be put into place.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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