Flu occurs every year, usually in the winter (austral winter for Mauritius), which is why it’s sometimes called seasonal flu. It’s a highly infectious with symptoms that come on very quickly. Colds are much less serious and usually start gradually with a stuffy or runny nose and a sore throat.
The most common symptoms of flu are fever, chills, headache, aches and pains in the joints and muscles, and extreme tiredness. In most cases, the symptoms are quite mild, but in others, they can be very serious. Healthy individuals usually recover within two to seven days, but for some the disease can lead to more serious illness such as bronchitis or pneumonia .In the worst cases it can result in a stay at hospital for severe pneumonia and acute respiratory failure (ARDS), permanent disability or even death.
This is why our consultant Dr Nolwenn Davy, recommends the flu vaccine before winter season, i.e., in March/ April in Mauritius. Seroprotection is generally achieved within 2 weeks. The duration of immunity after the vaccine varies but is usually between 6 to 12 months.
Protect yourself today and call our Health & Wellness department on 605 1000.
Jane and I wanted to thank you so much for the care you and your colleagues took of Jane whist in Mauritius. Everything went well and Prakash did a great job of getting us to your clinic and back over the 6 dialysis days. We had a wonderful holiday and our children and grandchildren plus the other family all enjoyed it enormously. Best wishes to you all
Andrew and Jane Stewart