The influenza is common again – should Malaysians be concerned?


KUALA LUMPUR: As Malaysia transitions to the endemic phase of Covid-19, one big question arises – should we be concerned about the return of influenza?

Also known as the flu, it is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses and can be a serious health threat to high-risk groups such as pregnant women, young children, people with chronic health conditions and the elderly. The flu occurs all year round in Malaysia and there are occasional outbreaks, some of which can be major.

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