Asanda Matlhare
Intern Journalist
2 minute read
2 Mar 2021
5:22 am

Brace yourself for third wave in flu season

Asanda Matlhare

'Many viruses are more active in winter than summer and studies show colds can make us less able to fight infection.'

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A clinical review recommending healthy nutrition and supplementation with vitamins, minerals and probiotics may benefit immunity and prevent or ease viral infections as South Africans brace themselves for a third wave in the winter season. Maria Ascencao, chair of Health Products Association, said it was like a double whammy because there were high chances of the country fighting a possible third wave in the flu season. “Many viruses are more active in winter than summer and studies show colds can make us less able to fight infection – and it is shown infectious organisms, like the flu virus, thrive in...