'People with children get ill around 8 times a year'
People who are in confined spaces like classrooms or public transport are more prone to catching viruses.
CAPE TOWN - A Cape Town generic medicine provider says people with children get ill around eight times per year.
As winter sets in, people who are in confined spaces like a classroom or using public transport, will be more prone to catching viruses.
Pharma Dynamics Mariska van Aswegen says simple hygiene and boosting immunity can help in preventing germs from thriving.
"It's important to start boosting your immune system now, don't wait until you're sick. The first thing to remember is that children's immune systems only reach maturity at around the age of 12. So, for children younger than 12 years, they would often catch any flu or virus that they're in contact with."