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Flu cases surge in Taiwan as medical experts warns the public

Medical experts in Taiwan warns the public on not letting their guard down during this time of COVID-19 pandemic as influenza or flu spikes.

A doctor at the Hsinchu MacKay Memorial Hospital express his concern about the rise of patients contracting the flu and those developing fever, he urged people to stay vigilant by putting on face masks in crowded spaces and to wash hands frequently, Taiwan News reported.

Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of influenza infection can result in hospitalization or death.

People who have the influenza often feel symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, muscle aches, headaches. Most people who get influenza will recover in a few days to less than two weeks, but some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions.

Meanwhile, Taiwan goes 85 straight days without local infections as of July 7, with the caseload standing at 449.

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