HPA: Influenza still spreading

Treatment at Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Health Protection Agency (HPA) has said that the common flu and influenza is still spreading without slowing down. 

A statement issued by the HPA today said that 9,050 people consulted a doctor for influenza in the past week and 9,710 consulted in the week before. 

As the influenza continue to spread, the HPA advised to maintain the safety measures as advised before. 

HPA said that the disease is easily contracted and advised to reduce public gatherings as much as possible and focus more on hygiene. The agency has also advised to get vaccinated for the influenza.