Health is Wealth: Cold and Flu

With the change of seasons comes a renewed focus on the flu and the ways we can protect ourselves against infection. Influenza is a highly contagious viral infection. Those that are generally healthy will experience symptoms to varying degrees and recover fully in a week to ten days. But for young children, the elderly or those with a chronic illness, the flu can be life-threatening. Preventing infection in the first place is key. The flu can cause serious health risks, and sometimes even death due to complications. A person with the flu is also at risk of other infections like pneumonia, an infection of the lungs. Dr. Pargat Singh Bhurji talks with Harjinder Thind about this year’s flu season. They also touch on some other issue such as hand-sanitizer, male infertility, and syphilis.