Midwest Issue Flu Advice For Winter Period

HSE Midwest is urging people not to confuse the symptoms of a common cold with the winter flu.

This time of year traditionally sees a spike in the number of patients presenting with influenza, which is a viral illness that renders its victims weak and exhausted for a number of days.

A high fever, aching muscles, chills and sweats, fatigue and weakness are among the symptoms of the highly contagious infection.


The first port of call is always to get the flu vaccine where appropriate and specialist in public health Dr Rose Fitzgerald has this advice for those who feel the symptoms coming on: