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Influenza Singapore.

Influenza Singapore: Influenza: Flu/influenza symptoms, signs, vaccination, prevention, prophylaxis & treatment with Tamiflu® & Relenza®. clinic, Singapore. Private and confidential service. Definitions, references, and latest news.

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Influenza Symptoms Influenza Treatment

Depending on your situation, there are a number of ways of managing influenza.


For Flu Treatment:
  Take 1 dose, twice daily, for 5 days
For Flu Prevention (prophylaxis):
  Take 1 dose, once daily, for 10 days
Adults and Children
  13 yrs. and older 1 Dose = One 75 mg capsule



For Flu Treatment
  for adults and children >5 years of age:
  Administer 2 inhalations, twice daily, for 5 days
For Flu Prevention (prophylaxis)
  for adults and juveniles >12 years of age:
  Administer 2 inhalations, once daily, for 10 days


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Questions and Answers

Question: I am travelling overseas a few weeks from now. When is a good time for me to get the flu vaccine? Shall I have the flu vaccine a week or so just before the overseas trip?

Answer: No. You should have the flu vaccine as soon as possible. The longer the time before the trip, the more time your body would have to react to the vaccination, and build up your immunity against the seasonal flu. And hence provide you better protection during your overseas trip.

Question: Why should I be vaccinated with the seasonal flu vaccine?

Answer: It is worthwhile to be vaccinated against the seasonal flu viruses, as they are the ones which are responsible for the majority of the flu related morbidity and mortality, due to the accompanying opportunistic infections and complications. Every year, worldwide, seasonal flu is responsible for 500 million to 1 billion infections, and 250,000 to 500,000 deaths.


Influenza Vaccine History

History of past WHO seasonal influenza vaccine composition recommendations
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2009 Influenza Pandemic

The name of the disease has changed from "Swine Flu" to "Influenza A (H1N1)" and now to "Pandemic (H1N1) 2009". Now,

  • "pandemic (H1N1) 2009" refers to the disease, and
  • "pandemic H1N1/09 virus" refers to the agent.
For example: "Hundreds of new cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 were reported."


2009 Influenza Pandemic Vaccine