“The South African flu season, which started towards the end of April, is ongoing. Transmission of flu measured using the Viral Watch programme, and impact measured using the pneumonia surveillance programme, have both reached high levels,” the NICD said.
According to the institute, there has been a marked increase in cases of flu, as well as people seeking care for flu-like illness at health-care facilities.
There have been a number of clusters of flu cases at schools, which is not uncommon.
“Most government schools are now on holiday, so we expect to see reduced numbers of school clusters going forward.