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    Doctors warn of wave of influenza

    http://www.herald.co.zw/inside.aspx?sectid=24214&cat=1

    MEDICAL doctors have warned the public to seek early treatment for a new wave of influenza that has hit the country, as it could easily develop into more serious complications such as bronchitis, pneumonia and tonsillitis.

    Hundreds of Zimbabweans have been visiting health institutions complaining of severe flu over the past two weeks.

    According to a ZBH TV news broadcast last night, doctors had confirmed that a strong strain of flu was sweeping through the country with patients recording temperatures as high as 40 degrees Celsius.

    The symptoms include splitting headaches and dry coughs similar to malaria.

    A medical practitioner, Dr Rufaro Tsvarai, has warned the public not to take the flu bug lightly as it could develop into potentially fatal conditions such as bronchitis, pneumonia and tonsillitis. Dr Tsvarai said the key to a healthy body and keeping flu colds and flu at bay was regular exercise and eating healthy foods.

    "People should keep warm, exercise a lot and eat a balanced diet," he said. HR
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